Evelyn Kahl, 86, of Wakefield, Nebraska died on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Wakefield Health Care Center in Wakefield, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Emerson, NE; Pastor Gretchen Ritola will be officiating. The visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. on Monday at the church and will run until the time of the funeral. Burial will be in the Wakefield Cemetery in Wakefield, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Bressler – Munderloh – Smith Funeral Home of Wakefield is in charge of the arrangements.
Evelyn was born in Bloomfield, Nebraska on August 4, 1928, the daughter of Carl and Anna (Bentjen) Wennekamp. At a young age the family moved to Thurston, where Evelyn graduated from high school in 1945. She attended Wayne State Teachers College and taught for a few years before marrying Willis Kahl on June 27, 1948. To this union four children were born: Dennis, Cheryl, Randy and Brent. The couple farmed in the Wakefield area until moving into Wakefield in 1995. Evelyn worked several years at the Wakefield Health Care Center as the housekeeping supervisor. She also cared for the elderly and worked as a housekeeper. Evelyn was a longtime member of the Happy Homemakers Extension Club, St. Luke Lutheran Church where she served on the WELCA and taught Sunday School. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, playing cards and baking, but most of all she loved the time spent with her family.
Evelyn is survived by her sons: Dennis (Nancy) Kahl of Seward, NE, Randy (Vicky) Kahl of Rancho Viejo, TX and Brent (Tatiana) Kahl of Indianapolis, IN and a daughter Cheryl (Warren) Johnson of Omaha, NE. She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and ten great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Willis on November 14, 2014, three brothers: Otto, Marvin and Harold Wennekamp and a sister Eunice Krusemark.