Evelyn M. Wiewandt, 85, of Port Clinton, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 3, 1922, in Clyde, the daughter of the late Walter J. and Mildred M. (Bower) Cleveland.
Evelyn's greatest love and joy was her husband of 58 years, Carl F., and her extended family. The hub of activity was the kitchen, where Evelyn liked to sit and talk, hold babies and play Flinch. As her illness progressed she kept in touch with loved ones through e-mail, including the family's 1967 Brazilian exchange student, Ana Vasconcellos Thorell.
One of the last e-mails she shared with family was "Why God Made Moms." We know why God made Evelyn, who touched our lives in so many wonderful ways. She spent Thanksgiving surrounded by family, sharing joy and words of wisdom. We will miss Evelyn, but take comfort that she is now with her Heavenly Father. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church.
Along with her husband, Evelyn is survived by daughters, Barbara (the Rev. Raymond) Vance of Huron, Carol (Charles) Imes of Mentor, Ohio, and Rebecca (Patrick) Donahue of West Orange, N.J.; sons, Frank (Molly Kavanaugh) Wiewandt of Berlin Heights and William (Lisa) Wiewandt of Port Clinton; grandchildren, Theodore (Michelle) Vance, Heather (Joseph) Knueven, Adam Vance, Jennifer (Tracey) Coslin, Christopher Imes, Nicole Imes, William Donahue, Sarah Donahue, Benjamin Donahue, Cody Wiewandt, Jordan Wiewandt and Kathryn Wiewandt; great-grandchildren, Bailey Donahue, Amber Vance, Maya Vance and T.J. Coslin; brother, Paul Cleveland of Sandusky; and sisters, Ruth Gedert and Joyce (Buddy) Kindred, both of Clyde.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Glen Cleveland; and a sister, Melba Doering.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. today in Neidecker, LeVeck and Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Service, Inc., Sandusky or St. John Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be made at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.