Posted: Fri 12:20 PM, Feb 21, 2014
Funeral Home: Helke
Evelyn Catherine Walters, 87, of Wausau, passed away peacefully on
Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Applegate Terrace surrounded by her loving
family, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. She
was born in Wausau to Edward and Catherine (Gleason) Etter on August 23,
1926. She later married Leo Walters on June 18, 1949 at the former St.
James Catholic Church, Wausau.
Family was most meaningful to Evelyn. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and
sharing meals with family and friends. She took care of everybody and ran
the second generation family farm. She was the one who made sure things
were taken care of and running smoothly and properly. In the evenings
Evelyn finished her teaching degree during night school. Her first teaching
position was in the D.C. Everest elementary school district, after all of
her children were in school, all while still running the family farm. She
had a passion for teaching children.
After her retirement, Evelyn stayed involved in the schools by tutoring
students. She also enjoyed watching and feeding the birds.
Evelyn is survived by her children, Sharon (Harold) Welhouse, granddaughter,
Nikki (Eric) Pangburn, and their children, Brittieny, Charles, Calea, and
Peyton, grandson, Harold Welhouse (Libby Hady), and grandson, Lee Welhouse;
Wayne (Joelyn) Walters, grandson, Jason Walters (Stephanie Eidnes), and
their children, Shelby, Thomas, and Jayken, and grandson, Lance (Amanda)
Walters, and their children, Bentley and Colten; Sandra (Greg) Ostrowski,
grandson, Craig (Jessica) Ostrowski, and their children, Jadyn, Kylie, and
Addison, grandson, Scott (Nikki) Ostrowski, and granddaughter, Kimberly
Ostrowski; Janice Schairer (Tom Wyne), grandson, Cory (Karen) Schairer, and
their children, Marcus, Simon, Boone, and Delilah, granddaughter, Kelly
Clark, and her children, Kirsten and Kaitlyn, grandson, Mike (Tricia)
Schairer, and their children, Sydney and Allie, and grandson, Rick Schairer
(Krystal Resch); and Dale Walters, granddaughters, Connie, Corrin (Kyle
Rosine), and grandson, Kyle; and close family friend, Ronald Juedes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; parents, Edward and
Catherine; and brothers, Lloyd and Roy; and great-grandchild Elijah
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 24,
2014, at Church of the Resurrection, 621 Second St., Wausau, with Rev. James
Schaefer officiating. Family and friends may call on Sunday, February 23,
beginning at 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Helke Funeral Home, Wausau. A
prayer service will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Visitation
will continue beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the
church on Monday. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, town of Texas.
You may sign the family guestbook at www.helke.com.
The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Applegate Terrace and
Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for the excellent care provided to