Evelyn Mary (Waters) O’Connor, 93, of Delavan, went to be with the Lord Dec. 19, 2017.

Evelyn was a longtime resident of Delavan where she lived and raised her seven children. She was born on Feb. 18, 1924, to Archibald and Lucina (Houk) Waters on a small farm in North Prairie. She helped her father as a farmhand in Palmyra as a young adult. After graduation she moved to Delavan to work at the Power and Light Company as a bookkeeper. She later took a job at Schultz Bros. where she met the man who would become her partner in love and marriage, Kenneth O’Connor. They were married on June 17, 1950, and began what would become a large family. The lived happily in Delavan the rest of their lives. Evelyn was a very intelligent, wise, caring and faithful person. She believed in the love of a family, and her faith in God guided her entire life. She believed in honesty, respect, integrity and kindness. She will be dearly missed by her family and many people who became friends throughout her life.

Evelyn is survived by her son, James O’Connor, of Elkhorn; six daughters, Cathy (James) Giese, of Lake Geneva, Sue DeMarasse, of Janesville, Mary (Pat Ryan) O’Connor, of Janesville, Karen Steward, of Mazomanie, Patti (Skip) Soukup, of Delavan, and Dianna O’Connor, of Appleton; 16 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, siblings Jerome (Marion) Waters, Lorraine (Francis) Koss and Martha (Isaac) Parker; and many nieces and nephews.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, her parents, a grandson, Jeremy Steward, a daughter-in-law, Judith O’Connor, and a son-in-law, Rene DeMarasse.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 714 E. Walworth Ave. in Delavan. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. when the rosary will be prayed at Monroe Funeral Home, 604 E. Walworth Ave. in Delavan. Burial will take place at St. Aloysius Cemetery in Sauk City at 11 a.m. Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Eternal Word Television Network at ewtn.com.


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