Evelyn “grandma” Loecher age 93 of Amherst, went to be with the Lord on Tues
day August 17, 2010. Evelyn was born on September 19, 1916 the daughter of Felix and Martha(Werowinski) Kenowski. Evelyn married the late Joseph Loecher on July 20, 1939. For as long as she was able, her hands worked endlessly, making the loveliest quilts, cooking the most delicious meals, and tending her vegetable and flower gardens. Of all the jobs she held, caring for her family was her favorite. She always put others before herself. With her selfless, adoring nature, constant smile, and generous heart she affectionately became “Grandma Loecher” to all she met. She was everybody’s grandma. Her soul’s beauty radiated outward, reflecting God’s love in all she did and was. She was our constant beacon of light, endlessly shining despite any adversity she or we faced. She was our strength, our blessing … truly our angel on Earth. Heaven is lucky to have her. Evelyn is survived by two sons, James (Sally) Loecher of Scandinavia, and Tim (Patti) Loecher of Kewaunee; six daughters, Ramona(Anthony) Zblewski of Amherst Junction, Sandra (Ed) Karch of Amherst Junction, Carol (Herb) Borchert of Waupaca, Judi Marquard of Amherst, Diane (Pat) Stuczynski of Amherst, and Patt Loecher (George Pliska) of Stevens Point; fifteen grandchildren, and twenty five great grandchildren; three brothers, Ambrose Kenowski, Ray Kenowski, and Hank (Adoline) Kenowski; one sister Bernice Laskowski; and one sister-in-law, Irene Kenowski. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband Joseph Loecher; her parents Felix and Martha Kenowski; one son David, one sister Tekla; one brother Greg; two infant sisters; one infant brother; one grandchild, and two great grandchildren. A Mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday August 21, 2010at 11 A.M. at the St. James Catholic Church in Amherst. Father Bob Pedretti will officiate, with burial to follow in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery. A visitation was held on Friday at the Jungers-Holly Funeral Home from 4 P.M. until 7 P.M. with a Rosary service at 7 P.M. and again at the church on Saturday from 10 A.M. until the time of the mass. Online condolences availabe at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.
Evelyn ‘s family would like to thank the supportive staff at the Crystal River Nursing Home, and the I.C.U nurses at Riverside Medical Center for their wonderful care.