Evelyn was born Feb. 22, 1942, in Sheldon, the daughter of Herman and Jennie (DeKruif) Krogman.
Evelyn was raised and educated in the Sheldon area. During school she worked at the movie theater. She graduated from Sheldon High School in 1960.
After school she worked at Northwestern Bell Company.
On July 24, 1965, she married Ronald Schilmoeller. The couple made their home on a farm near Marcus, until 1982, when they moved to the Schilmoeller family farm near Remsen.
Evelyn worked at Heartland Care Center in Marcus and Happy Siesta Health Care Center in Remsen, where she retired from one month ago.
Evelyn was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Remsen, church guild and bowling league. Evelyn loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald of Remsen; son, Mark Schilmoeller and his fiancée, Tammy Johnson of Marcus; daughter, Donna Heese and her husband, Gregg of Le Mars; daughter, Jennifer Rethwisch and her husband, Stuart of Waterloo, Ill.; daughter, Suzie Jensen and her husband, Rob of Le Mars; son, Bill Schilmoeller and his wife, Angie of Le Mars; daughter, Carol Feller and her special friend, Ron Moore of Sioux City; sons, Dan Schilmoeller and his wife, Jess of North Platte, Neb., Dave Schilmoeller and his wife, Amy of Le Mars; 24 grandchildren; a great-grandson; one sister, Mary Ellen Lloyd of Fayetteville, Ark.; one son-in-law, Regan Feller of Le Mars; stepmother, Lillian Anderson of Luverne, Minn.; stepbrother, Douglas Cherry and his wife, Elaine of Larchwood; two sisters-in-law, Betty Kaschmitter and her husband, Mike of Spencer, Charlene Bunch and her husband, Don of Lenore, Idaho; four brothers-in-law, Bernard Schwarz of Sheldon, Gary Schilmoeller and his wife, Kathy of Orono, Maine, Leon Schilmoeller and his wife, Jan of Cotttage Grove, Minn., Bob Schilmoeller and his wife, Ruth of Burnsville, Minn.; numerous nieces and nephews; extended family, Pat Nilles and his wife, Monica, Katalin and Enrique Alvarez, all of Le Mars.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Marge Schwarz; one brother-in-law, Bill Lloyd.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, with Monsignor Roger Augustine, the Rev. William McCarthy and the Rev. Matt Hewitt officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be anytime after 2 p.m. Friday, with a parish rosary at 3 p.m. and a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the Fisch Funeral Home and Monument in Remsen.
Pallbearers will be Ben and Riley Schilmoeller, Pat Nilles, Mike Mayer, Enrique Alvarez and Doug Jacobsma.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.