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Evelyn M. Zillmer

Obituary for Evelyn M. Zillmer

March 21, 1925 - November 18, 2017
Columbus, Wisconsin | Age 92


Evelyn M Zillmer, 92, of Columbus passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Beaver Dam.

Evelyn was born to Otto and Josephine (Gregor) Kreyer on March 21 1925 in Lyndon Station, WI. She was a graduate of Fall River High School. On December 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 Ev. 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, 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 Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Tim Schwartz will officiate. Internment will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Columbus.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Zion Ev. Lutheran School in Columbus, Lakeside Lutheran High School or to "Time of Grace".

Evelyn's family would like to thank 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!

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