Evelyn G. Kaiser, 92, of Washington, IL, formerly of Kewanee, passed away at 3:05 AM, Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at the home of her granddaughter in Galva.Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, October 26 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Carol Carpenter will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM, Friday, October 25 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens in rural Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to the Henry County Humane Society or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
She was born December 21, 1920 in Burns Twp., Henry County, IL, the daughter of Robert Vern and Clara (Hulstrom) Hutchinson. Survivors include her son, Kenneth (Karen) Kaiser of West Point, IL, four daughters, Patricia (Charles) Sauer of Kewanee, Linda (James) Sauer of Moline, Kathleen Smith of Peoria and Deborah (Ronald Orrill) Foster of Washington, IL, eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister.
Evelyn graduated from Wethersfield High School in 1938 and Western Illinois University in 1940. She had worked as a punch press operator for Harper Wyman for 16 years. She loved horses and dogs and had babysat dogs for her friends. She also enjoyed watching the birds from her window.