Evelyn “Evie” Kelnhofer, age 91, of Park Falls passed away Monday November 15, 2021 at Park Manor Nursing Home in Park Falls, WI.
She was born on March 5, 1930 in Park Falls, WI, and was the daughter of Joseph and Mercedes (Kotke) Pritzl. She was a lifelong resident of Park Falls. She worked at many retail stores in Park Falls. Evie was a co-owner of Paul’s Radio and TV for many years.
Evie was active in Price County Homemakers group, Canasta Club and the hospital Thrift Shop. She did a lot of volunteer work in her church, Peace Lutheran, through the years. She belonged to the Peace Women LWML. As a volunteer, she worked with a quilting group, made many baby layettes for World Relief, served at funerals and helped with Park Manor church services. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. She was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, loved polka music and enjoyed family time at the lake.
She is survived by (4)children: William (Jean) of Park Falls, Julie (Bruce) Cadwell of Fort Wayne, IN, David (Cheryl) of Appleton and Michael (Andrea) of Washburn, (14) grandchildren: Sherrie, Melissa, Jon, Krista, Lindsey, Joseph, Jessica, Emily, Amanda, Joshua, Travis, Candace, Cady and Alyssa, (14) great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul, two sons: James “Chemo”, Dennis “Fonz” and one grandson Danny. Also preceding her in death were her brother Ed Pritzl and sister Caroline Bortz.
A memorial service will be held at Peace Lutheran Church in Park Falls on Saturday November 20, 2021 with Pastor Samuel Morching officiating.
Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow the service at Nola Cemetery.
Birch Street Funeral Service is assisting the family.