CAMP DOUGLAS — Evelyn Frahm, 97, of Camp Douglas peacefully passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Crest View Nursing Home in New Lisbon, Wis.
She was born Evelyn Dorthea Schumacher Aug. 2, 1920, to Johannes and Ida Schumacher, Milwaukee. She was the oldest of four children, (her twin brother, Earl, passed away at age two). She was united in marriage to William F. Frahm Nov. 24, 1941. They raised their family in Milwaukee, until moving to Camp Douglas 1973, to “retire.” William passed away less than three years after moving to Camp Douglas.
Evelyn worked for the Village of Camp Douglas, as treasurer for a short time and Lemonweir Valley Telephone Company for many years. She was a devoted Christian her entire life, and an active member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Camp Douglas, which included serving on several committees. She was also an election worker for the Village of Camp Douglas.
She was a very giving person who would support several causes, but enjoyed her privacy. Her love of crocheting and knitting (“knerdling” as she called it), helped keep her retirement enjoyable. She always had a box of homemade items in her house for the church bazaars. Her other love was for reading. The book shelves in her home proved it! She loved young people and did babysitting for several children during her retirement years, passing down her knowledge.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; friend, Cliff Prell; siblings, Earl Schumacher, Hulda Dallmann, and Hazel Allendar; daughter, Nancy Schneider; and granddaughter, Cathy Banks.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra (Roger) Drews, Linda (Mark) Meier;, and son-in-law, Ray Schneider. She is further survived by eight grandchildren, Susan (James) Johnson, Wendy (Don) Davey, Nicole (John) Lyddy, Peter Malinger, Jonathan Malinger, Sean (Lynn) Malinger, Tim (Robin) Malinger, and Bridget Malinger. Also survived by 12 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Evelyn summarized herself best in the resume to the Village of Camp Douglas in 1974, “I am 54 years old, in good health, consider myself neat, God fearing, and conscientious.”
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec., 13, St. Stephens Lutheran Church in Camp Douglas. Pastor Jeff Reutten will be officiating. Family and friends are invited for visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date at Valhalla Cemetery in Milwaukee.
Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah, is assisting the family.