Thursday, January 20, 2011

Obit of Evelyn L. Rebholz


Evelyn L. Rebholz, 86, of Piper City, died at 6:35 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 8, 2011) at the Piper City Rehab & Living Center. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home, Piper City, and from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Piper City, where she was a member, until the 10:30 a.m. funeral service. The Revs. Elizabeth Reis and Richard Brunskill will officiate.

Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Piper City Rehab & Living Center, the United Methodist Church, Piper City, St. Peter's Catholic Church, Piper City, or to the donor's choice.

Mrs. Rebholz worked at Sauerbier Drug Store following high school and then for George Cook Monarch Grocery which later became Cooks IGA grocery, working for 30 years. She also worked for Culkin Grocery in Chatsworth for a period of time, as well as working seasonally for Producers Seed Company in Piper City and Polo. She owned a gift and hobby shop in Piper City in the mid and late '50s. She was born Aug. 10, 1924, in Piper City, the daughter of Erwin and Verna Meisenhelder Law. She was a 1943 graduate of Piper City High School. She lived in the Piper City area her entire life except for 2 1/2 years in Polo in the early '50s when her husband, Jerome, was a branch manager of Producers Seed Company-Blackhawk Division. She enjoyed working with people and delivered Meals on Wheels. She did extensive traveling over the years in the United States and Hawaii. Other activities and interests included bowling, boating and golfing, as well as being active in the Circle 8 Square Dance Club for many years. She very much enjoyed sewing and craft work, plus developing and maintaining yearly photo albums of travel, work and activity interests. She also devoted her time to doing activities with her nieces and nephews. She will be missed.

Surviving are her husband, Jerome J. Rebholz, whom she married Feb. 15, 1947, at St. Peter's Parsonage, in Piper City; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Doris Law Smith and Dorothy "Dottie" Law Walle.

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