Obituary for Evelyn A Treichel-Hennig (Bohrtz)
Evelyn A. Treichel-Hennig
“Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life.” -Rev. 2:10
Evelyn Treichel-Hennig was called to her heavenly home on April 9, 2018 at the age of 94. She passed away peacefully at her home at The Heritage Senior Living Residence in Appleton, WI. She was born on July 6, 1923 in the town of Holland, Brown County, WI to the late Charles L. and Elsie (Spietz) Bohrtz. She married Wilbert H. Treichel on September 18, 1943 in Wrightstown, WI, who preceded her in death on April 22, 1993. Later she married Marlin R. Hennig of Green Bay, who also preceded her in death on January 30, 2003.
Evelyn was a devout Christian all her life and served her Lord faithfully. She was a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church of Morrison, WI for 57 years. She was also a member of the Ladies Aid Society, in which she served as vice president and treasurer. In 2000, she became a member of her husband Marlin's church, Hope Lutheran of De Pere, WI.
Evelyn had a true servant’s heart and lovingly cared for her family, friends, and employers. She and Wilbert operated a dairy farm in the town of Morrison until 1972, and she was also employed at the Larsen Company of Green Bay, WI for many years. In her younger years, she served as a host for practice teachers, many of whom became like family.
Evelyn was the consummate hostess, and found great joy in entertaining loved ones over a home cooked meal. She was also an avid reader, always looking for meaningful articles and pieces of wisdom she could pass on to her family members. In her free time, she enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, playing Sheepshead, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, who brought her so much joy.
Some of Evelyn’s fondest memories included: traveling to Washington, the New England states, and Europe; volunteering at the National Railroad Museum; and being selected to take a course for one semester at St. Norbert College when she lived at Nicolet Highlands Senior Apartments in De Pere, WI.
She is survived by her two sons, Donald W. (Julie) Treichel and David C. (Sandra) Treichel of Appleton, WI; 5 grandchildren: Joseph (Lindsay) Treichel, Kristina (Adam) Thomas, Brett (Kellie) Treichel, Bethany (Sean) McCullough, and Blake (Clare) Treichel; 7 great grandchildren: Brecken and Stella Thomas, Summitt and Hudson Treichel, Jake Treichel, and Anne and Everett McCullough; and one sister, Elaine Bohrtz. Further survived by other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by a son Darrel L. Treichel, brother Wilmer (Esther) Bohrtz, and great-grandchild Faith Thomas.
A funeral service will be held Evelyn’s honor at 12:00pm on Saturday, April 14 at Hope Lutheran Church, 700 S. Superior St., De Pere, WI, with Rev. Matthew Baye officiating. Visitation will take place from 10:00am-12:00pm. All are invited to a luncheon following the service. Her remains will be buried at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Morrison, WI. Cotter Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent to www.cotterfuneralhome.com. . In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in her name.