Evelyn M. Napralla, age 92 of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully at Charleston House in Beaver Dam on Thursday, March 22, 2012, surrounded by her family. Evelyn was born on April 16, 1919 in Beaver Dam to Joseph and Gertrude (nee Frank) Hoch. She attended St. Peter's grade school and graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1937. On April 16, 1941 she was united in marriage to Lambert Napralla at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Evelyn was a homemaker and also volunteered for the Catholic Women's Society at St. Katharine Drexel Parish. She was also a member of the Volunteers with Partners program affiliated with Beaver Dam Community Hospital. Evelyn enjoyed needlepoint, playing cards and doing jigsaw puzzles.
Evelyn is survived by her two daughters, Sandra (John) Keel of Beaver Dam, Linda (John) Napralla-Karrigan of Madison, a son Daniel(Linda) Napralla of Olathe, Kansas; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a brother Harold (Carol Mae) Hoch of Beaver Dam. She is further survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 41 years, Lambert, her daughter Karen Napralla; brothers Arnold and Floyd Hoch, a sister Viola along with two sister-in-laws, Theresa and Lucille Hoch
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at NOON at St. Katharine Drexel Parish, 511 S. Spring St. in Beaver Dam with Fr. Mike Erwin as celebrant. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at the Church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at NOON. Burial will take place at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery in Beaver Dam and a luncheon will follow at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Service, 135 Keller Blvd. in Beaver Dam.
Memorials may be directed to St. Katharine Drexel Parish or Hillside Hospice.
The family wishes to thank Gail and Charlie Fakes and the entire staff at Charleston House for making "everyday so much fun for me" and making our mother feel so special and loved.
Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family.