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Evelyn Kroken

Obituary for Evelyn Kroken

October 6, 1926 - April 6, 2017
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin | Age 90


Evelyn A. Kroken, age 90, of Beaver Dam, died on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Beaver Dam Community Hospital.

The visitation will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. until 11:50 a.m. The funeral service will follow at the funeral home on Saturday at 12:00 noon with Rev. Steve Aust officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

The former Evelyn Ann Johnson was born on October 6, 1926 in Endeavor, Wisconsin to Alfred and Irma (Leatherberry) Johnson. She was united in marriage with Donald E. Kroken on February 1, 1947 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Evelyn was a devoted wife and mother, staying at home raising their seven children and later traveling the states with her husband who was an over-the-road truck driver. She was a long-time member of Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Survivors are her children, Karen Melvin, Richard (Constance), Gene (Darcey), Duane, Kaye, Daryl, and Ron; 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Orvil Henriksen, Agnes Weingarten, Irvin Henriksen, Jackie Weber, and Gordy Henriksen; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Alfred Johnson; her mother and step-father, Irma and Irvin Henriksen; her husband in 2012; an infant son, Hans Christian; a granddaughter, Margaret Starr; and a sister, Yvonne Schmid.

If desired, memorials in Evelyn A. Kroken's name may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at

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