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Evangeline Louise Perbix

Evangeline Louise Perbix of Hamburg entered her eternal rest at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at the age of 85 years, 11 months and 6 days.

Evangeline was born on July 18, 1917 in Benton Township, Minn., the daughter of John Henry and Anna (Yaeck) Herrmann.

She was baptized September 2, 1917 at the Evangelical Reformed Church by the Rev. Paul Quarder and confirmed into the Christian faith May 29, 1931 at the Church of Peace in Norwood Young America by Rev. Otto Rapp.

Evangeline grew up on the family farm and graduated from District No. 29 Rural School and then worked at various jobs until she married.

She was united in marriage to Albert Stoeckmann at the Zion Lutheran Church in Benton Twp. June 16, 1938. They made their home on the Stoeckmann family farm near Hamburg until 1969.

Albert died in November of 1963.

She was united in marriage to Erwin Perbix Sept. 23, 1965. Since 1969 Evangeline has resided in Hamburg at her current address.

Husband, Erwin died in July of 1993.

She was very active at Emanuel Lutheran Church, where she belonged to the LWML and the church quilting group.

Her interests included reading, fishing, dancing, gardening and most of all quilting. She also loved to spend time with family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, two infant brothers, four sisters: Lorna Siewert, Alice Belter, Lucille Mueller and Geraldine Schmidt; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Fred Stoeckmann, Magdeline Gust, Esther Pieper, Emma Fenske and Orville Stoeckmann.

Evangeline is survived by one son: Richard Stoeckmann (wife: Margaret) of Hamburg; two daughters: Karen Hoese (husband: Ron) of Mayer and Sandra Buckentin (husband: Gene) of Hamburg.

She is further survived by eight grandchildren: Jason Hoese, Greg Hoese, Jeremy Stoeckmann, Amy Schultz, Kristine Friske, Laurie Schauer, Deanna Kovash and Valerie Homolka;

nine great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn Schauer, Tyler Schauer, Abbigayle Schultz, Emily Schultz, Graham Friske, Brooke Friske, Jace Kovash, Maddux Kovash and Logan Homolka; two sisters: Adella Gruenhagen of Norwood Young America, and Anna Marie Jaekel (husband: Orville) of Carson City Nev.;

brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Harold and Marion Schmidt of Cologne, Edna Bonniwell of Hutchinson, Cordy Schupp of Glencoe, Clara Jopp of Mayer, Marcella Darner of Mission Viejo, Calif., Dorothy Rathmanner (husband: Clem) of Minnetonka, and John and Malinda Stoeckmann of Hamburg;

as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation was Saturday evening June 28 at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America.

Funeral services for Evangeline L. Perbix were Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church of Hamburg, with Rev. Donald Andrix officiating. The organist was Betsy Werner and the congregation sang "How Great Thou Art."

The Emanuel Men's Choir sang "So Nimm Denn Meine Haende" and "What A Friend We Have In Jesus." The Ladies Aid sang "Jesus, Still Lead On." The Trio of Marilee Widmer, Susan Schmidt and Karen Jacobs sang "The King Is Coming."

The casket bearers were Jason Hoese, Greg Hoese, Jeremy Stoeckmann, Steven Schauer, Chris Schultz, Mark Friske, Jeremy Kovash and Aaron Homolka.

Interment was in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America.

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