Eva M. Kalin

Eva M. Kalin, age 85, died Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Angels on Arcadian in DePere, Wisconsin.


Visitation for Eva will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Bryan Lagerstam officiating.  Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens.


Eva Mae was born on October 28, 1933 to Robert and Nettie (Overbee) Dean.  Her mother died when Eva was 18 months old and she was raised by her foster parents, Lester and Bernice Riphenberg.  In 1955, Eva was united in marriage with Jerrold Bussewitz; he died in 1972.  Eva was primarily a homemaker and a mother but she also worked as a seamstress in Beaver Dam.  Eva was united in marriage with Benjamin Kalin in 1973.  Once the children were raised, she went to cosmetology school and worked as a hair dresser.  Eva loved quilting and she cherished the times spent doting on her grandchildren.  She was a devout Christian and was always active in the Lutheran church wherever she lived.


Survivors include her three children, Pamela Eklund of Oshkosh, Brian Bussewitz of Milwaukee, and Natalie (Michael) Brown of Reedsburg; two stepchildren, Jerry Kalin of Texas and Kim Hohmeister of Utah; five grandchildren, Joshua and Taylor Greytak, and Justin, Jeremy, and Megan Brown; four step grandchildren, Ryan, Elissa, Ben, and Evan; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  Eva was preceded in death by her parents and foster parents; her first and second husbands; her son, Brad Bussewitz; two sisters, Norma and Mavis; and her brother, Russell.


If desired, memorials may be made in Eva’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Diabetes Association.


The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.KoepsellFH.com.