Evelyn A. Farmer - 73
10/17/1944 - 3/21/2018
Evelyn A. Farmer, 73, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at her home in Camanche, Iowa. Visitation will be held at Pape Funeral Home, 2308 Pershing Blvd., Clinton, IA 52732 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Cremation rites will follow with burial at a later date. Evelyn was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 17, 1944, the daughter of Irene Szafranski and Walter Alksnis. She was one of 13 siblings. She spent most of her life living in the Chicago area and retired to Iowa about 12 years ago. She married Bill J. Farmer on November 9, 1996. Bill passed away in October 23, 1998. Evelyn was a hard worker her entire life even after retirement. She had many skills, talents and hobbies that included, crocheting, cooking, building puzzles, word searches, playing canasta and her newest hobby was making embroidery. Her two dogs Pepe and Bella were her everything and her fur babies. Evelyn is survived by her five children Thomas (Joanne) Alksnis of Peoria, IL, Irene (Dave) Lovitt of Oak Lawn, IL, Della Drew and Wayne Holt of Minooka, IL, Helen (Tony) Hodina of North Riverside, IL, and Janice Alksnis of Clinton, IA. Evelyn has 9 beloved grandchildren Dominic, Angel, Thomas, Casey, David, Danny, Derek, Jennifer and Nicole. Evelyn also had 7 great grandchildren Alex, Arabella, Tylor, Tayla, Terrin, Kayla and Keira. She is also survived by a brother Joseph Alksnis, Dave Alksnis and a sister Irene Conrad. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill; grandson Danny Lovitt; and many other siblings, close family and friends.
Visitation will be held at Pape Funeral Home, 2308 Pershing Blvd., Clinton, IA 52732 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Cremation rites will follow with burial at a later date.