A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 21 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa with Rev. Mark Stang officiating and Rev. Sylvester Kleinschmidt concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday morning at the church. Christian Mothers and Daughters of Isabella will pray at 6 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
Evelyn Catherine Bauer was born August 21, 1914 in Elrosa, Minnesota to Math and Mary (Kranz) Bauer. On November 21, 1944 she was united in marriage to Gilbert Roelike at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa. They were married for 55 years when Gilbert died on November 21, 1999. Evelyn lived in Elrosa her whole life, where she worked at the North American State Bank for 70 years. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo. She also adored time with her daughter, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Evelyn was a member and choir member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa, Daughters of Isabella Joan of Arc Circle of Melrose, and Christian Mothers of Elrosa.
Survivors include her daughter, Paulette Bachman (fiancé, Jerry Stark) of Alexandria; grandchildren, Tim (Trudi) Bachman of Richmond, Jason (Nicole) Bachman of Carlos, and Tammy Bachman of Alexandria; 14 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Innocent (Freida) Roelike of Elrosa; and sister-in-law, Marie Roelike of Becker.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Roelike; great-grandson, Levi Bachman; sisters, Bertha (John) Weber and Marcella (Frank) Hall; and brother, Jerome (Rita) Bauer.
Serving as casket bearers will be Brandon Bahner, Zachary Bachman, Sam Bachman, Tim Bachman, Jason Bachman, and Harold Zenzen. Cross bearer will be Alexis Bachman and scripture bearer will be Alicia Bachman.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.