Evelyn SaundersOn a rainy evening in October, Evelyn Saunders, entered eternity just one week after her 88th birthday celebration.
On a rainy evening in October, Evelyn Saunders, entered eternity just one week after her 88th birthday celebration.
Born to Claude and Ethel Koenig on Oct. 9, 1924, she died at Solvay Hospice House on Oct. 15, 2012.
She was the third of ten children, growing up in Butler Park in South Superior, and Hughitt Avenue in the downtown area. On Jan. 10, 1945, she married Robert "Big Bob" Saunders in San Antonio Texas. She has always been his yellow rose. They moved back to Superior both to have and to raise their children, Janis and Bob. In 1956 they borrowed $600 from Beneficial Finance and opened a restaurant which was to later become the Patio Café, "Across the street from the Courthouse."
Retiring in 1986, they spent their time between Superior and Solon Springs, with winters in Dunedin, Fla.
She is survived by her daughter Janis (Bill) Roh, Neenah, Wis., her son Bob (Karen Harmon) Saunders, Superior; grandsons Scott (Tricia) Roh, Shane (Julie) Roh; four great grandchildren, John Carl, Matthew, Natalie and Jackson, as well as her sister Dorothy (Bob) Ouke. In addition, there are many nieces and nephews, and her little Chihuahua Nina.
She is preceded in death by her husband Bob, her parents, and eight of her siblings.
Evelyn was a 49 year breast cancer survivor and a 26 year uterine sarcoma survivor. She was diagnosed with multiple cancers three weeks before her death. Janis and Bob wish to take this time to thank her many doctors through the year, St. Mary’s ER and 7 West, her Hospice Home care folks as well as those at Solvay Hospice House, including their Eleventh Hour Volunteers.
Visitation will be one hour prior to her 11 a.m. funeral at Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, on Belknap Street, two blocks down from the old Patio Café on Monday, Oct. 22.