Obit: Tomkowiak, Evelyn E. #2 (1927 - 2009)

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Surnames: Tomkowiak, ZIehl, Hilgendorf, Krohn, Heartlein, Klug, Burts 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Saturday, 13 June 2009 

Tomkowiak, Evelyn E. (14 Jan. 1927 - 11 June 2009) 

PLOVER -- Evelyn E. Tomkowiak, 82, of Plover, formerly of Loyal, died at her home Thursday, June 11, 2009. 

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cuddie Funeral Home in Loyal. Burial will follow in the Lutheran Cemetery, Loyal. 

Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service. 

Evelyn Ella Ziehl was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Fredonia, the daughter of Charles and Alma (Hilgendorf) Ziehl. She was united in marriage to Ervin M. Tomkowiak on Sept. 24, 1949, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

They moved from Milwaukee to a farm north of Loyal in 1951, where they farmed for 41 years together. They retired in 1991 and moved onto a hobby farm. She resided there until 2005, then moved to Plover to be near her son, Todd. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin, on April 22, 2004. 

She is survived by her children, Robert (Roxanne) Tomkowiak of Marshfield, Judy (Jeffery) Krohn of Marshfield, Todd (Debbie) Tomkowiak of Plover; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Leona Heartlein of Milwaukee, Lorraine Klug of Grafton and Violet (Howard) Burks of Shell Lake.