Evelyn H. Wille, 101, of Ames, IA, died on Monday, September 21, 2020 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. The family will be holding a private graveside service at a later date. The family has chosen Boman Funeral Home (www.bomanfh.com) to care for their needs.
Evelyn was born to Edward and Mathilda Challe on February 10, 1919 in Webster City. She was confirmed at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Jewell. She graduated from Jewell High School and attended State Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls. Evelyn went on to attend Drake University, graduating in 1968 with a degree in Elementary Education. Evelyn married Byron J. Wille in Jewell, IA on August 2, 1947. She taught elementary school in Albion, Dumont, Williams and Northeast Hamilton.
She was a member of the NEA, and American Legion Auxiliary. Evelyn enjoyed reading the newspaper, playing dominoes, watching college sports, traveling, fishing, all music, playing the piano, and most of all being with her family, friends, and fur babies. Evelyn was a loving mother, friend to many, and a sweet and caring person, who always had a smile on her face and never said an unkind word about anyone.
Her family includes: daughters: Deborah Lancaster and Barbara (Mark) Lauthen; daughter-in-law Lori Wille; grandchildren: Wade (Amy) Lancaster, Joe (Stacey) Lancaster, Michael Lauthen, Laura (Kenny) O’Brien and Lindsey (Garett) Burkhart; 12 great-grandchildren; and special cousin Thomas Johnson. She was preceded in death by her husband; and son Joe Wille.
Evelyn’s family would like to express their gratitude to Green Hills Health Care Center and Mary Greeley Medical Center and Hospice for their care and support of mom. Cards and memorials may be sent to the family in care of Boman Funeral Home, 613 Ohio Street, Webster City, IA 50595.
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