Of Waukesha, died on Friday, April 29, 2011, at the age of 97 years. She was born in Baraboo,
Wisconsin on July 10, 1913, the daughter of Charles J. and Sadie Page Sanders. With her
parents and siblings, she moved to Waukesha as a child, and lived there for her lifetime, and
graduated from Waukesha High School. On June 29, 1935, Evelyn married Daniel John Martin,
also of Waukesha. She was a beloved member of her community and First Presbyterian Church,
Waukesha, for many years. Evelyn welcomed to her home a constant stream of family, friends,
and neighbors, who were always met with her radiant smile, her marvelous baking, and her
beautiful gardens. Little ones were dazzled with cookies and spinning tops. As the children
grew, they had fun swinging in her hammock and exploring the corners of her attic. Older ones
knew they could count on her approval, encouragement and her listening. All delighted in
climbing the magnolia tree in front of her house. In her later years she moved from her longtime
home on Barstow Street to her home at LindenHeights, Waukesha, where she was an enthusiastic
resident for the last nine years of her life.
Evelyn is survived by her seven children; Sally (Ralph) von Briesen, Judith (Paul) Scholovich,
Thomas (Kathy) Martin, Michele (Robert) McRoberts, Richard (Stevie) Martin, Lynn Waite, and
Merrie Martin (Daniel Castro); 18 grandchildren, Timothy (Melanie) Trewyn, Jennifer (Paul)
Hartlaub, Andrea (Lee) Strom, Sarah Rich (David Geiser), Augustus Rich, Peter (Valerie)
Scholovich, Julie (David) Moyer, Anne Scholovich, Susan Martin (Eric Heid), Dan (Christina) Martin,
Molly (Josh) Trout), Michael (Christina) McRoberts, Joe McRoberts, Robin (Chad Voelker) Martin,
Randi (John Blanchard) Martin, Elly Bielinski, Sam (Katrina) Bielinski, and Cooper Waite; 29 great-
grandchildren, Claudia Trewyn, Alexander Trewyn, Diana (Michael Brewer) Wollach, Jacob Wollach,
Lydia Hartlaub, Graham Hartlaub, Emily Strom, Clayton Strom, William "Dash" Geiser, Lucy Geiser,
Max Rich, Oscar Rich, Sarah Isabelle Rich, Desmond Rich, Nick Scholovich, Ben Scholovich, Jack
Scholovich, Samantha Moyer, Charles Moyer, Lucas Martin-Heid, Freja Martin-Heid, Kaya Martin,
Evan Martin, Ava Trout, Ryan Blanchard, Maddie Blanchard, Silas Bielinski, Ezekiel Bielinski, and
Amelie Bielinski; one great-great-granddaughter, Luna Eva Wollach-Brewer; and sister, Myrtle
Christensen (the late Fred Christensen). Evelyn is further survived by other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel, who died in 1965; two sons, Daniel Joseph
Martin and John Page Martin, who died in infancy; her parents, as well as her brothers and sisters,
Earle (Isabel) Sanders, Melvin Sanders, and Verna (Jack) Wise.
The funeral service for Evelyn will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 12:45 p.m. at the
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. The
visitation will be on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral
home. Burial will immediately follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery.
Evelyn's family will be forever grateful to the staff at LindenHeights.
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