Evelyn A. Wedeking, 96, of Waverly, Iowa, died Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Waverly Health Center in Waverly, Iowa.
Evelyn was born on August 2, 1922, in Maynard, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Frieda (Bartels) Meyer. She attended a one room country school house until the 8th grade and later graduated from the Maynard Consolidated High School. After graduating, Evelyn worked for the High School office and then for Lutheran Mutual Life Insurance Company in Waverly. On December 5, 1943, Evelyn was united in marriage to Lauren Wedeking at Hope Lutheran Church in Westgate, Iowa. The couple made their home in Waverly, living in Wolfe’s Hatchery where Lauren was employed. In 1955, the couple started Wedeking Electric where Evelyn took care of the office work.
Evelyn was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly where she was active in the Women’s organizations and volunteer services at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community and St. Paul’s. Evelyn’s greatest enjoyment was her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed sewing, baking, and traveling.
Evelyn’s memory is honored by: two daughters, Dianne McVey of Tucson, Arizona and Sylvia (Allen) Grote of Janesville, Iowa; a son-in-law, Dennis Johnson of Arkansas; three grandchildren; a step-grandchild; seven great-grandchildren; and several step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents, her husband, Lauren Wedeking; a daughter, Barbara Johnson; a brother, Delbert Meyer; and a son-in-law, Richard McVey.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 11, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Waverly with Pastor Arthur Bergren officiating. Burial will follow at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 11, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School where the family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s Lutheran School or to Evelyn’s family. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family with arrangements 319-352-1187.
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