Evelyn C. Fruend, age 94, formerly of Merrill Wisconsin, died Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
Evelyn was born March 26, 1920 in Merrill WI to Gustav and Bertha (Zastrow) Karau. She married Wilbert Fruend on March 31, 1945 in Merrill. He preceded her in death on May 1, 2012.
Evelyn was a homemaker and excellent cook. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards and visiting with her many friends. She was a member of several Sheep Head card clubs over the years. She was a very compassionate woman who spent much time writing letters and visiting friends and acquaintances at Pine Crest Nursing Home. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and a former member of its Mother’s Club. In 2006 she and Wilbert moved to Sheboygan, WI to be closer to one of their daughters. She made many new friends in their new surroundings.
Survivors include, two daughters, Geraldine (Gerald) Plehn of Sheboygan, WI and Donna (Jerome) Heldt of Canon City, CO. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert, 2 brothers, Alvin Karau and Arthur Karau, 5 sisters, Irene Karau, Esther Buck, Mrytle Sturman, Lorraine Luedtke, and Delaine Bursen.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 7, 2015 at St. John Lutheran Church, Merrill with The Rev Nathan Kramer officiating. Burial will be at Merrill Memorial Park.
Visitation will be Friday evening March 6, 2015 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home and from 10:00 AM Saturday until the hour of service at the church. The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
The family requests that memorials, in lieu of flowers, be given to St. John Lutheran Church, Merrill or Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Sheboygan.
Online condolences may be made at www.taylorstinefuneralhome.com