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Evalyne Walters

January 14, 1931 August 3, 2019
Evalyne Walters
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Evalyne Mae (Reutter) Walters, 88, of Sterling, died Saturday morning, August 3, 2019 at Gold Crest Retirement Center in Adams. She was born on January 14, 1931 in Sterling to John and Emma (Casper) Reutter. She was baptized on February 15, 1931 and confirmed on May 12, 1946 at St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling and graduated from Sterling High School. She married Homer Walters on December 29, 1948 at St. John Lutheran Church and they were blessed with five children. They farmed in the Sterling, Burr, and Douglas areas before moving to Sterling in 1969. She worked at Campbell Soup in Tecumseh during this period. After moving to Sterling, she worked at Marv’s Inn and the Sterling Variety Store before Homer and Evalyne owned and operated the East End Lounge. She then was a CNA at Gold Crest for 18 years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling, the Sterling Legion Auxiliary, and the Red Hats. She enjoyed gardening, playing her piano and organ, and attending sporting events.

Survivors include two daughters, Carol (Alan) Wusk of Sterling and Connie Walters of Tecumseh; two sons, Ronald (Coni) Walters and Richard (Cherie) Walters all of Sterling; ten grandchildren, Mark (Carrie) Wusk, Brad (Kelly) Wusk, Cindy Albrecht, Kimberly (Patrick) Stahl, Kristopher (Ashley) Baehr, Alyson Gottula, Travis (Tiffany) Walters, Jacob Walters and fiancée Taylor Cameron, Austin Walters, and Tara Walters; 15 great-grandchildren, Nathan, Madalyne, Andrew, Kaitlyn, and Callene Wusk, Justin Baehr, Jordan Albrecht, Lexi, Isaiah, Makiah, Noah, and Elijah Baehr, and Graysen, Jaxen and Drake Walters; sister, Ruth Thies; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Emma (Casper) Reutter, her husband, Homer, who died on April 16, 1989, one daughter, Nancy, who died on August 1, 1970, two brothers, Ivan and Eugene Reutter, and in-laws, Dale Thies, George (Elenora) Walters, Walt (Helen) Walters, Anna (Louis) Seele, Jennie (Henry) Buss, Irene (Merrill) Clark, and Lena (Charles) White.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church of Sterling with Pastor Kevin Arndt officiating. Burial will be at the Sterling Cemetery. A family prayer service will be held at 1:45 P.M. on Tuesday in the church basement. The body will lie in state at the Zink-Fox Funeral Home on Monday from 8:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. and then one hour preceding the service at the church on Tuesday. A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with Erma Hazen in charge. Zink-Fox Funeral Home of Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.

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