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Peggy A. Evers, age 84, of Little Chute, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on March 18, 2018. She was born on May 1, 1933, daughter of the late Clarence and Elvira (Kipp) Van Rooy. Peggy graduated from Appleton High School, Class of 1951. She married Sebastian “Whitey” Evers at St. Therese Catholic Church on September 17, 1960. Together they shared 55 years of marriage before he passed away on December 22, 2015.
Peggy and Whitey enjoyed their many years of trips to the trailer on White Clay Lake. She also enjoyed bowling, gardening, cooking (she was a fabulous baker and cake decorator) and attending her grandchildren’s activities. Peggy was a long time member of the Auxiliary Unit #258 and St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church.
Peggy is survived by her daughters: Charla (Terry Ott) Derks and Karen (Sam) Ciske; grandchildren: Katie (Tom) Van Zeeland, Chris (Amanda) Derks, Bob (Jess) Derks, Shelly (Chance Bartz) Long, Andy (Will Anderson) Derks, Mitch Ciske, Josh Ciske and Emma Ciske; great grandchildren: Max, Colt, Sloane, Sutton, Crewe, Kaylee, Riley, Braedy, Cory, Beau and Mya; brothers and sisters-in-law: Bev Van Rooy, George (Celeste) Evers, Lorayne Evers, Raymond Brockman, Don Evers, Ade Evers, Rosie Evers and Ronald Beattie; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Whitey; her parents: Clarence and Elvira; a sister, Elaine (Lester) Weyenberg; brothers: Tom Van Rooy and infant Donald Van Rooy; father and mother-in-law: John and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Hietpas) Evers; brothers and sisters-in-law: Ed (Vi) Evers, Hank Evers, Ray (Del) Evers, Delia (Martin) Joosten, Tony Evers, Katie Brockman, Gordy Evers, Mary Ann Beattie and Elaine Evers; and a very special friend, Jean “Jenner” Wydeven.
Funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018, at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 323 S. Pine Street, Little Chute, with Fr. Ron Belitz officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the Mass. Interment will be in St. John Cemetery. For online condolences, please visit www.verkuilenfh.com.
The Evers family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of Ascension Hospice, especially Barbie and Pastor Cliff for all of the compassionate care. Also a thank you to all of Peggy’s loving neighbors, especially Muggs and Carl Vosters. Without their help, Peggy would not have been able to stay at home. Finally, thank you to long time card club friends Kathleen “Toots” Van Deraa and Irene Van Asten for the many years of friendship.