Wessely, Evelyn R.
Devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, and teacher passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at Covenant – Cooper. Age 79 years.
Evelyn Ruth Stoffel was born on the family farm in Fairgrove, Michigan, in October of 1933, to Fritz and Erna (Rahlwes) Stoffel. She graduated from Fairgrove High School at the age of 16, and received her teaching certificate from Central Michigan University. She taught combined first and second grades in the Bridgeport Schools. She was hired by the Saginaw News Circulation Department in 1953. She met her future husband, John E. “Jack” Wessely, there. They were married in 1955, making a connection to newspaper delivery that would last over 50 years. Jack predeceased her in 2002. Evelyn was proud of her knitting and baking skills, and especially proud of being a breast cancer survivor. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, trivia, and teaching others.
She is survived by children John, Tim, Larry, and Betty S. and Mark M., all of Saginaw; a brother, Paul Stoffel, of Reese, and his children, Russ, Kim and Chad; a brother-in-law, Gerald Wessely, and his children, Mike, Jennifer and Cindy.
Evelyn’s family extends special thanks to the staff of Bickford Cottage for their kindness and care.
Funeral service will take place at 12:00 noon on Monday, February 25, 2013, at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 5700 Dixie Highway, where her family will receive friends from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, and then on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Covenant Medical Center Oncology for breast cancer patients. www.casefuneralhome.com