Evelyn R. Klitzke, 86, of Wallace, Mich., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at Roubal Care and Rehab Center in Stephenson, Mich. The former Evelyn Ruth Johnson was born on July 28, 1933, in Stephenson,  to the late Antone and Julia (Moran) Johnson.  
    On June 17, 1950, Evelyn married Donald C. Klitzke at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Greenwoods, Mich. Donald preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 2010. Evelyn worked as a cook at Reinke’s Restaurant and later worked as a nurse’s aid at Roubal’s Nursing Home and Pinecrest Nursing Home. She loved being outdoors fishing and just enjoying nature.  Evelyn further enjoyed baking, cooking, crafting, shopping and going to Perkins with her friends. She was an avid Green Bay Packer Fan. Evelyn loved traveling and going for rides, but her greatest joy was being with her family. She was a longtime member of St. Mark Lutheran Church.
    Survivors include her six daughters: Judy (Craig) Francour, Carol (Tom) Oczus, Barb (Jim) Leaveck, Marylou (Dale) Walcher, Tammy Van Domelen and Lisa Klitzke; two sons:  Donald Jr. (Peg) and Guy (Susan); 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two sisters:  Pat Heiden and Louise Johnson. Evelyn was preceded in death by her son-in-law: Paul Van Domelen; daughter-in-law, Betty; two sisters:  Delores Loskot and Marion Stem; and her cat,  Weasel.
    Family will receive friends at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, after 4 p.m. until a time of shared memories at 6:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue at St. Mark Lutheran Church on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m., with Rev. Paul Doletzky presiding.  
    Burial will be in Mellen Township Cemetery.