Evelyn M. Zillmer, 92, Columbus, passed away Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Beaver Dam.
Evelyn was born to Otto and Josephine (Gregor) Kreyer March 21, 1925, in Lyndon Station. She was a graduate of Fall River High School. On Dec. 8, 1945, she married the love of her life, Howard Zillmer. Evelyn was employed with the Fall River Canning Co., Stokley-Van Camp of Columbus and the Wisconsin Cheeseman in Sun Prairie. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus, where she served as a member of the Ladies Aid. Evelyn was a past member of the Lakeside Ladies Guild and the Calamus Election Board.
Mourning her loss yet praising God for her victory in Christ are her daughters, Holly (Roy) Dumke and Dinah (Cary) Haakenson; her sons, Robin (Paula) Zillmer and David (Pamela) Zillmer; her grandchildren, Robert, Daniel and Stephen Dumke, Rachel (Spencer) Brooks, Kirstin (Greg) Lavin, James (Melissa) Haakenson, Erin (Jonathan) Favorite, Amanda (Paul) Cindra, Megan (Stephen) Brinkman, Hunter Zillmer, Kayla (fiance, Jon) Zillmer, Ryan (Melissa) Zillmer, Matthew (Nichole) Zillmer and Jacob (fiancee, Matiya) Zillmer; great-grandchildren, Alycia, Faith, Hope, Grace and Trinity Dumke, Seth and Zoe Brooks, Sieanna and Hannah Haakenson, Taylor, Mackenzie and Adalyn Favorite, Benjamin Haakenson, Ava and Lilah Cindra, Allyson and Jack Lemke, Mitchell Kane and Ewan Zillmer; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard; two sisters, Leona Derr and Esther Voigt; and her brothers, Carl and Oswald Kreyer.
A visitation will be held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Columbus on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the church. The Rev. Tim Schwartz will officiate. Internment will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Columbus.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Zion Evangelical Lutheran School in Columbus, Lakeside Lutheran High School or to “Time of Grace.”
Evelyn’s family thanks Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Beaver Dam and Generations Hospice for their care and concern for mom.
Mom was a beautiful example of her Christian faith. In her words and actions she showed us first and foremost the love of Jesus, the love she and Dad shared in a Christian marriage and the love of family and friends. We, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, are so richly blessed by Mom’s legacy of unselfish love. She was the best.
Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral Home in Columbus is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.