Obituary: Evelyn (Casper) Kirchner

February 15, 1928 ~ November 15, 2020

Evelyn (nee, Casper) Kirchner, of Washington Island, formerly of Milwaukee, died peacefully on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village in Sister Bay.

She was born February 15, 1928 in Milwaukee, daughter of the late John Sr. and Agnes (Riepl) Casper. Evelyn graduated from St. Mary’s Academy before accepting a position at Wisconsin Bell, where she worked until her retirement in 1982. After retiring, she moved to Washington Island. She was a devout Catholic and a member of Stella Maris Parish.

Evelyn is survived by her children, Peggy (Roger) Sager, Kristine (Richard) Hoiland, Duane (JoAnn), Richard (Michaeline), Dale (Candis), Mary and Cynthia; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Ray (Ginny), Jerome (Sharon), Donald (Joyce), and Allan “Mike” (Pat); sisters, Patricia (Lloyd) Busby, Marianne (Paul) Luzniewski, Barbara (the late William) Karczewski, Alice (the late Eddie) Misko, and Marquerite (the late Greg) Kramlich; and brother-in-law, Harry Wroblewski.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Sr. and Agnes Casper; husband, Herbert Sr.; son, Herbert Kirchner Jr.; great-grandchildren, Richard and Deanna Kirchner; brothers, John Jr., Robert, Lawrence, and Richard; and sisters, Phyliss and Catherine.

Evelyn’s life will be honored with a memorial service on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center (TPAC) on Washington Island with Fr. Thomas Farrell of Stella Maris Parish officiating. A memorial service will be held in Milwaukee at a later date.

In consideration with the local and statewide mandates, a 50-person occupancy will be allowed in the building. Those in attendance must wear a mask, practice social distancing, and have their temperature taken before entering.

Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Sister Bay is assisting the Kirchner family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Evelyn may be shared with her family through her tribute page at