Evelyn Leetch, 88, Horicon

January 26, 2019

Evelyn B. Leetch, 88, Horicon, passed away Jan. 22, 2019, at Clearview Nursing Home in Juneau.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

Evelyn was born the daughter of Emil and Helen (Weiler) Pufahl on Feb. 20, 1930, in Horicon. She was united in marriage to James Leetch on June 4, 1966, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Juneau. In her spare time Evelyn enjoyed taking care of her house plants and had a love of animals, especially cats and dogs. Evelyn enjoyed many trips to Barron and Polk Counties in northern Wisconsin with her husband to visit his family every year.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, James of Horicon; her children, Jerry (Orfita) Umland of Lutz, Florida, Judy (Ron Burke) Gilmore of Sun City, Arizona, and Debbie (John) Jacobs of Horicon; her four grandchildren, Michelle Neverman of Beaver Dam, Jon (Kate) Umland of Gardiner, Maine, Rachel (Nathan) Gardner of Peoria, Arizona, and Justin Jacobs of Horicon; five great-grandchildren, Matthew, Lia and Emily Umland, Jovian Gilpin and Roman Gardner. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Ricky Umland; sister, Ruth (Harvey) Beske; great-grandson, Nathanael Hillebrand; and her granddaughter’s husband, Derrick Neverman.

The family thanks the staff at Clearview Nursing Home for their compassionate care.

Memorials in memory of Evelyn may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Juneau.

Koepsell Murray Funeral Home in Horicon is serving the family. For online condolences and other information, visit KoepsellFH.com.

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