Evelyn L. (Clausen) Averbeck
Evelyn L. (Clausen) Averbeck began her heavenly journey on March 15, 2023, while surrounded by family at her home in Winter Haven, Florida at the age of 96. She was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, on March 29, 1926, to Hazel (nee Rowe) and William Clausen. Evelyn (aka Ummie) was a fun-loving adventurer who valued education, travel, friends, and family. As she grew up, her family frequently moved around the Midwest to keep pace with her dad’s promotions on the railroad. Evelyn enjoyed meeting and making new friends, an attribute she kept her entire life. She married her life-long partner, Ernst B. Averbeck on April 17,1948. Together they settled in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin where they brought up their six children. As time went by, family camping trips grew into a cottage near Crivitz, Wisconsin and then gave way to a winter retreat in Winter Haven, Florida where family and friends were always welcomed.
Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband Ernst, infant daughter Sandra, grandson in-law Jason Noyes, sister Charlotte (Robert) Burroughs, stepbrothers Raymond Clausen and Jack Clausen, her parents as well as brothers in-law and sisters in-law. Evelyn is survived by her six children: Shirley Depies (Thomas), Charles (Marilyn Klumb), David (Kathy Radtke), John (Susan Rahmer), Steven (Julie Schneider), and Lori Gay (Joseph). She is further survived by her two sisters Gertrude Schiesl and Joyce Jones; her sister in-law Joyce Bishop (nee Averbeck), her grandchildren Leslie, Paul, Kelly Noyes (the late Jason) Kevin Depies, Robin (Ivy), Joshua (Lora), Jeff Depies (Kristine) and Alexis Toby (Kevan); and five great-grandchildren Karina, Wyatt, Madison, Cooper, and Colton.
SERVICE: Memorial service and Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. Further information with place and times will be posted on the Kurki Funeral Chapel website when it becomes available www.kurkifuneralchapel.com.