Evelyn K. Braaksma, age 87 of Randolph, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Randolph Health Services surrounded by family.
Evelyn was born on March 27, 1932, in the town of Trenton, Wis., a daughter of Henry and Henrietta Navis. She was united in marriage to Albert John Braaksma Jr. in Randolph, Wis., on October 22, 1948. Evelyn and Albert had four children and raised their family in Randolph where Evelyn resided until her passing. She was a seasonal employee for the Jungs Seed Company but the focus of her life had always been her dedication to her children, her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Evelyn especially loved going to all their sporting events. She also enjoyed Sunday afternoon dinners with family always followed by a game of scrabble or dominos.
Evelyn had a group of lady friends that played cards and many of them met for Wednesday morning coffee at Denice’s Café in Randolph. She would never miss the Jungs Seed Company employee picnic and anyone that knew Evelyn, knew better than to try calling her during radio bingo time. Evelyn and her husband, Albert, had enjoyed many years together on their mini farm on the outskirts of Randolph. Together, they tended a large vegetable garden and a small fruit tree orchard. They had horses and also raised registered dogs. All summer long, Evelyn’s front door was graced by white and bright red geraniums.
Evelyn had an unshakeable faith in Jesus and was a lifelong member of the Second Randolph Christian Reformed Church. She was also a strong supporter of the Randolph Christian School and Central Wisconsin Christian School.
Evelyn is survived by her four sons, Duane (Nancy) Braaksma , Eugene (Kathy) Braaksma, Daniel (Denice) Braaksma, and Jeffery (Kristin) Braaksma; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Gorr; four sisters-in-law, Betty Navis, Ann (Bill) Hoekstra, Wanda Bossenbroek and Tina Navis; one brother-in-law, Sam Braaksma; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; five brothers, Gerald (Pearl), Jim (Grace), Cliff (Bentey), Harley(Nanda) and Kenny Navis; one sister, Mildred (Bill) Kuiper; one brother-in-law, Richard Gorr; One sister-in-law, Elaine Braaksma.
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Visitation for Evelyn will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Second Christian Reformed Church, 332 Tamarack Street, Randolph.
A funeral service for Evelyn will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at church with Pastor Keith Buist officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been directed to Randolph Christian School.
The family would like to thank Randolph Health Services and Agnesian Hospice for their compassionate care the last few weeks as well as the many visitors.
Randolph Community Funeral Home is assisting the family.