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Obituary: Evelyn A. Geis

Waukesha woman loved playing cards and watching Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers.

Evelyn A. Geis (nee Christiansen), of Waukesha, died on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at LindenGrove, New Berlin, at the age of 90 years.

Evelyn was born on Feb. 13, 1921, a daughter of the late Carl and Annie Christiansen. Evelyn was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Waukesha.  She married the love of her life, Edward Geis, on Aug. 24, 1940. Together they owned and operated the Whippoorwill Lodge in Townsend, Wisconsin. Evelyn enjoyed playing cards and watching the Packers and Brewers. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Evelyn will be dearly missed by her daughters, Judy (Charles) Venzke and Joyce (Richard) Merz; grandchildren, Kevin (Sonja), Steven, David (Doreen), Debbie (Andres), Ed (Amy), Brian (Shelly); great-grandchildren, Evelyn, Daniel, Edward, Andrew, Erica, Alex, Jason, Brett, Kelly and Eliana.  Evelyn is further survived by other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, parents, brothers, Larry and Arthur, and sisters, Esther and Vera.

The visitation for Evelyn will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at the , 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188.  The Reverend Rachel Chingej will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at , Waukesha.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society, N19 W24350 Riverwood Dr. Waukesha, WI 53188 or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)Northeast Wisconsin Chapter, 1800 Appleton Road, Suite 2, Menasha, WI 54952.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family.  For further information, please call 262-542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, visit http://www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.

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