Evelyn M. Erkel, 83, of Sumner, Iowa, died Wednesday evening, December 26, 2012 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 31, 2012 St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner, Iowa with Susan Friedrich, Associate of Ministry officiating. Interment will follow at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Sumner, Iowa. Friends may call from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Monday.
A Memorial Fund has been established in her name.
Evelyn Marie Toenges was born May 26, 1929 at Hawkeye, Iowa, the daughter of William and Hilda (Wendland) Toenges. She graduated from Hawkeye High School and later received her teaching certificate from Upper Iowa University. On January 2, 1953, she was united in marriage to Alfred Walter “Wally” Erkel at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye, Iowa. Evelyn taught grade school for 2 years in Clermont, Iowa and farmed with her husband northeast of Sumner. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sumner and WELCA. Evelyn enjoyed God’s nature, reading, gardening and baking.
Evleyn is survived by her 2 Children, James (Sherri) Erkel of Central City, Iowa and June Erkel of Waterloo, Iowa; 3 Grandchildren, Dan (Angie) Erkel of Marion, Iowa, Julie (Andrew) Erkel-Hagee of Decatur, Georgia and Matt Erkel of St. Paul, Minnesota; 4 Great Grandchildren, Brennan, Wyatt and Hailey Erkel and Jakob Hagee; Sisters-in-law and Brothers-in-law, Virginia Toenges of Hawkeye, Iowa, Robert (Jenny) Erkel of Lynnwood, Washington, Harold “Pat” (Joyce) Erkel of Iowa City, Iowa and Gretchen (Guy “Jeep”) Jones of Cambridge, Illinois; and several Nieces and Nephews.
She was preceded in death by her Parents; Husband; and a Brother, Lawrence Toenges.