Evelyn Elizabeth <I>Gross</I> Theisen


Evelyn Elizabeth Gross Theisen

Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Death 13 Oct 1991 (aged 75)
Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Burial Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 32328149 View Source
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Evelyn was born to William and Elizabeth Gross, one of seven children. She grew up on High Bluff Street, where she met her future husband. Evelyn attended school until 8th grade, when the left to stay home and help with her younger siblings.
She met her husband when he befriended her older brother. Eve's mom really wanted him to date Eve's older sister, but that wasn't meant to be. Jim and Eve married on Oct 7, 1936 at Sacred Heart Church in Dubuque.
Together they raised three children: Sandra Sue (Theisen) Martinez, William Lawrence Theisen and Patricia Ann (Theisen) Grass.
She worked at the Dubuque Battery Factory for a few years before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mom.
There was always food on the table, a pot of coffee on, and a good crossword puzzle to be done. Evelyn especially enjoyed her crosswords, bird-watching, sewing and knitting, all while taking care of her grandchildren.
In 1989 she was diagnosed with bone cancer, the first and only relapse from her first diagnosis in the 70's. She passed away in 1991, having never complained about the horrible disease that took her.
She is lovingly remembered by her children, 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

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