Obituary for Evelyn Mary Liska

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Evelyn Mary Liska, age 90 of Onalaska, and formerly of Hillsboro, Wisconsin passed on May 16, 2017 at Bethany Riverside Nursing Home in La Crosse. She was born to William and Georgia (Sebranek) Knadle on April 29, 1927 in the Forest Township in Vernon County, Wisconsin. Evelyn was joined in marriage to Robert J. Liska on June 22, 1949, losing him to an accident on May 24, 1958.
Evelyn spent most of her career at the Hillsboro Farmer’s State Bank, retiring as the bank manager. She also worked as a secretary at Hillsboro High School. After moving, she was hired as one of the first employees at Kohl’s department store in Onalaska, working there for several years. She was very active in St. Aloysius Catholic church in Hillsboro; serving as a Religious education teacher, a choir member, and as a member of the altar society. She was an active member at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Onalaska following her move to Onalaska. She was a member of the Catholic order of Foresters. Evelyn was involved in the forming of the Cesky Den Celebration in Hillsboro and was a member of the city committee responsible for the construction of the Hillsboro Pool.
Evelyn will be remembered for her care and concern for others. She showed this through her warm smile, her willingness to help others, and the many special gifts she made for people including her crocheted afghans and baby blankets.
Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Joan (John Haar) Bladl Haar of Onalaska, Wisconsin, and Jean (Ronald) Doersam of South Wayne, Wisconsin; sons, William R. (Cindy) Liska of Onalaska, and John A. (Darlene) Liska of Whitehall, Wisconsin; grandchildren, Ben (Jill) Bladl, Robert Doersam, Amanda Doersam, Peter Liska, Michelle (Mikhail) Volkov, and Krystal (Jason) Sader; and great-grandchildren, Carlee Bladl, Ava Bladl, Megan Fenn, Aleks Volkov, Austen Sader, Kolin Sader, Dylan Sader, and Lydia Sader. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, her parents, her grandson, Tony Bladl, her sister Judy Knadle, and her son-in-law, Robert Bladl.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Onalaska on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Monsignor Steven Kachel officiating. Friends and family are invited to a memorial visitation on Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. The burial will take place at St. John’s Cemetery in Dilly, Wisconsin on Saturday, June 3 at 10:00 a.m. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Bethany Riverside, especially those working in the lighthouse unit on the 400 wing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UW Health Transplant Program for Kidneys.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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