May 20, 1927 - July 26, 2019
Kennan resident Evelyn Helen Heise died at Saint Mary's Care Center on July 26, 2019 at the age of 92.
Born May 20, 1927, in Kennan to Steffen Carl Tegen and Helen Caroline (Arndt) Tegen. She graduated from Phillips High School in 1945. She moved and worked in Rhinelander area until her marriage to Frantz R. Heise on June 1, 1946 at Kennan. The couple moved to Rhinelander where Mr. Heise was employed by the Rhinelander Police Department. Upon Mr. Heise's retirement in 1983, they moved to Kennan.
Evelyn was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kennan. She was very active in the Lutheran Women's Missionary League and served on a number of committees. She enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, and fancy work.
She is survived by four daughters: Janet Bagley of Neenah, Shirley (Jack) Duschak of Madison, Barbara Waldschmidt of Cross Plains, and Merry Thompson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; four sons: Jim (Carol) of Cottage Grove, Gary (Lynn) of Hudson, Bruce (Mary) of Middleton, and Richard of Madison; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frantz, on Nov. 27, 2002; sons-in-law: Donald Bagley, James Waldschmidt, and Mike Thompson; by one grandson, and by three siblings: Walter (Elizabeth) Tegen, Bertha (George) Sheffer, and Dorothy Tegen.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 31, at Zion Lutheran Church in Kennan with Pastor Gary Lodholz officiating. Interment will be in the Kennan Cemetery in Kennan.
The Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips is assisting the family with funeral arrangements