Evelyn F. Fitzke

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June 1, 1919 - July 1, 2017 

Fairfield resident, Evelyn Faye Fitzke, 98, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, NE. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil, NE, with Rev. Rob Garton officiating. Interment followed at the Glenvil Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday, from 1–8 p.m., with the family present from 6–8 p.m., at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center, NE. Memorial contributions may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil, NE. Condolences may be left at www.mclaughlinchapel.com. Evelyn was born June 1, 1919, in Glenvil, NE, to Bernhardt and Almuth (Flessner) Saathoff. She was baptized June 22, 1919, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil, NE by Rev. Pohlman and was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church on April 30, 1933. She received her education in Glenvil, graduating in 1937. On March 17, 1939, she married Jesse Engel; he was killed in an accident on Nov. 9, 1944. On Jan.5, 1947, she married Elden Fitzke at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil, NE. Evelyn was employed as a homemaker and sold Avon for a few years. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil, NE., the Blue Bonnet Club in Fairfield, NE and the Fairfield Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed doing many different crafts and sewing. She is survived by her son, and daughter-in-law, James and Sharon Engel of Fairfield, NE; daughter, Judy Foote of Casper, WY; daughter-in-law, Rita Engel of Fairfield, NE; grandchildren, James Engel, II and wife, Sue of Fairfield, NE; Dale and Val Engel of Hastings, NE; Mike and Tammy Engel of Chicago, IL; Chris and Jim Shuck of Edgar, NE; Cathy Engel of Fairfield, NE; Curt and Megan Engel of Elkhorn, NE; and Dan and Marilyn Foote of Casper, WY; eleven great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Alice Paus of Glenvil, NE; Gladys Eigenberg of Hastings, NE; and Wanda Hinrichs of Glenvil, NE; She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Jesse Engel and Elden Fitzke; son, Steve Engel; and sister, Lorna Hinrichs.

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