Evelyn J. Beaver, 75, of Hayward, known to many as “Freddie” or “Evie,” died Monday, March 16, 2020, at her home.
Evelyn Jo Beaver was born Jan. 8, 1945 in Knox, Indiana, the daughter of Vern Beaver and Lois (Purcell) Porter. She attended Hayward schools and went on to own various local bar and restaurant establishments. Freddie took over the Hayward family business, Phipps Tavern, in the early 70s. She was an icon of the community, taking part in community events and hosting a yearly bike run at Phipps Tavern, where all proceeds were donated to local nonprofits in her community. You could always find Freddie playing cards, at Bingo or cooking for her family and friends. She loved fishing, hunting and family gatherings. Anyone who knew Freddie knew she was extremely strong spoken, but she always knew when to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed help. She will be missed by family and many friends that had the pleasure to be a part of her life.
She is survived by her children, Ted (Pam) Olson, Kip (Lisa) Olson, Michael (Michelle) Strenke, Nick (Tammy) Strenke and Casie (Jill) Strenke; 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Foss; daughter, Hope Lee Strenke; parents, Vern Beaver and Lois Porter; brother, Jackie Beaver; and sister, Barbara Beaver.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring.
Online condolences may be shared at pineviewfuneralservice.com.