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Evelyn G. Marschinke, age 96, lifelong resident of West Chicago, passed away on Monday, October 7, 2013. She was born on September 23, 1917 in Elgin, IL to Loren and Pansy Gillum. Evelyn was a 1934 graduate of West Chicago High School and attended Moser Business College in Chicago. She was united in marriage to Earl Marschinke on May 18, 1940. Evelyn worked from 1935 to 1947 at W.L. Stensgoard & Association as a secretary. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of West Chicago since 1931 where she was a Life Deacon and secretary from 1963 to 1969. She also worked as a clerk for the city of West Chicago from 1969 until her retirement in July 1985. Evelyn was the Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, member of Illinois Grand Representatives Association, International Grand Representatives Association, West Chicago Historical Society, Central DuPage Hospital Auxiliary, Fox Valley Chapter Batavia O.E.S. Lodge #265, Wayne Township Seniors, and served on the Senior Council for the West Chicago Park District. Evelyn enjoyed traveling, crossword puzzles, bible study, reading, and especially volunteering for Central DuPage Hospital, Meals on Wheels, and Rotary Club.
Evelyn is survived by her son, Paul (Sandy) Marschinke of St. Charles; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Marschinke of Wayne; grandsons, Dan (Karmah) of San Francisco, Chris of Elburn, and Curtis of Wayne; relatives and many, many friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl in 1962 and son, Wayne in 2007.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 2 to 6 pm at Norris-Walen-Segert Funeral Home, 132 Fremont St., (one block north of Washington St. and Main) West Chicago. An Eastern Star and funeral service will be held on Monday, October 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Funeral Home. Reverend Tim Mitchell will officiate. Interment Glen Oak Cemetery in West Chicago. Contributions in Evelyn's memory may be made to First Congregational Church of West Chicago, P.O. Box 458, West Chicago, IL 60186
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