Obituary for Evelyn E. Layland

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Evelyn E. (Lasko) Layland, 86, completed this life's journey and entered her Heavenly home on November 11, 2017. She was the firstborn of eleven children born to Michael M. and Alice C. (Hynne) Lasko Sr., on January 19, 1931. She played a major role in the care of her brothers and sisters as children.
Evelyn married Lloyd E. Layland on November 5, 1949 and together they were blessed with six children. She was a stay-at-home Mom until the last of her children were raised. She then attended college to earn an accounting degress and office computer specialist certification.
She was very involved in her church (Lewis Valley Lutheran Church, then later Holmen Lutheran Church). Her faith was unshakable. She was employed with numerous programs to assist people in need, however her most remarkable mission was to demonstrate her love and compassion for children by fostering newborns until adoption.
She is survived by her children; David (Mary) Layland, Jon (Deen) Layland, Penny (Steven) Anderson, Catherine (Bret Ensor) French, Michael Layland, and Christopher (Cathie) Layland. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Rebecca (Jared) Schulze, Crystal (Jamil Dillard) Layland, Kai (Alicia) Layland, Rikka Layland, Alexander (Lizzie) French, Isaac (Nicole Virus) French, Skylar (Cody) Sweeney, Jakob Layland, and a step-grandson Christopher Myers, great-grandchildren; Clara and Lydia Schulze, Jekhi, Jamia and Janae Dillard, Layla Fink, Vivian Layland and Sophia and Preston Sweeney, her brothers, John "Jack" Lasko and Richard "Rick" Lasko, and sister, Arlene Goodwin, and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.
We would like to thank the entire staff at Bethany Heights Assisted Living in Holmen where for 2 1/2 years they treated her like family, providing assistance while respecting her independence. They engaged her in life's fun activities and she always enjoyed visiting with them. They are an incredible group of caregivers.
We also want to thank the staff at Onalaska Care Center for the quality care they provided to our Mom during her final month of life and the support they provided our family.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Holmen Lutheran Church, 228 Morris Street. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of services. Information and online condolences may be given to the family at www.dickinsonfuneralhomes. Memorials may be given to Salvation Army, The Warming Center, Hunger Task Force, or Holmen Lutheran Church.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.