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Evelyn A. Romens, 99, Wautoma, passed away Tuesday evening, Aug. 4, 2015, at Wild Rose Manor.

She was born Sept. 25, 1915, in Athens, the daughter of William and Alvina (Riedel) Rinehart. She married Woodrow Romens on April 25, 1937, in Medford. He preceded her in death on April 29, 1985.

She and her late husband farmed for many years in Unity. They moved to Wautoma in 1976. Evelyn enjoyed painting, gardening, crocheting, quilting, and cooking. She was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Wautoma. 

She is survived by eight children: Delores (Jerry) Jolitz, Ripon, Audrey (the late Jim) Oertel, Wautoma, Joanne (the late Vince) Marean, Canon City, CO, Norbert (Jeanne) Romens, Amherst, David (Joan) Romens, Mukwonago, Shirley (Ken) Koch, Abbotsford, Rodney (Debbie) Romens, Dorchester, and Reed (Geri) Romens, Pittsville; and a sister: Blanche (Ray) Tolzman, Viroqua.

She is further survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren. Evelyn is also survived by Carole Romens, Karen Romens, Leroy Taylor, Dan Bolander, other relatives and dear friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; four daughters: Ellen Taylor, Janet Potter, Darlene Bolander, Beverly Wolski; two sons: Duane Romens and Leon Romens.

Visitation and funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wautoma with Rev. Brian Rohde officiating. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery, Wautoma.

If desired, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 915 Wautoma, WI 54982. The Leikness Funeral Home of Wautoma assisted the family with arrangements,

The family expresses their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Silver Lake Manor, Agnesian Hospice/Hope and Wild Rose Manor.