Evalyn Passig


May 12, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Evalyn Ruth Passig, 81, of Chanute died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute of a sudden illness.
She was born Sept. 7, 1928, on a farm west of Elsmore, to Oscar Frank and Signild Marie (Nielson) Carlson. She graduated from Elsmore High School in 1947 and then taught at Prairie Hall Rural Grade School.
On July 31, 1949, she married Dale Emil Passig Sr. in Savonburg. They made their home in Humboldt before moving to Iola in 1953. She worked for H.L. Miller & Son Dress Factory in Iola for 39 years before her retirement. He died Sept. 5, 2006.
She was a member of Church of the Nazarene in Chanute.
She is survived by a daughter, Sharon K. Ramsey, Chanute; a son, Dale E. Jr. and his wife, Shelia, Wolfforth, Texas; a brother, Earl Carlson, Elsmore; a sister, Elaine Dunlap, Bolivar, Mo.; four grandchildren, April K. Cowen and her husband, Jeremy, Chanute, Crystal R. Van Leeuwen and her husband, Kale, Shawnee, Tiffany D. VanWinkle and her husband, Zeb, Chanute, and Heather Williams and her husband, Melvin, Texas; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, Ernest and Edward Carlson, and by three sisters, Elsie Swenson, Esther Bacon and Ellen Siders, died earlier.
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapels in Iola.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Nazarene in Chanute. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Humboldt.
Memorials to Chanute Church of the Nazarene or Allen County Healthcare Foundation (Home Health) may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences for the family may be left at iolafuneral.com.

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