Evelyn M. Millea, 86, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020 at Friendship Haven surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 18th at Holy Trinity Church. Burial will be in Corpus Christi Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until the time of services at the church. Masks are required and we ask everyone to please social distance.
Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home is serving the family.
She is survived by her sons Mike (Carolyn) of Fort Dodge, Steve (Ivonne) of St. George, UT, daughter Julie (Doug) Spillman of Fort Dodge, 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, sister Patty (Dan) Condon of DeWitt.
She was preceded in death by her parents Samuel Wesley and Cecelia (McCarville) Waggoner, husband Thomas Millea in 2011, daughter Beth Ann, granddaughter Carrie Bishop, sister Dolores Jergensen and brother Harold Waggoner.
Evelyn Marie Waggoner was born on January 21, 1934 in Clare. She attended schools in Fort Dodge and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1952.
On May 16, 1953 she was united in marriage to Thomas W. Millea at Sacred Heart Church and the couple established their home in Fort Dodge. Once the children were a little older Evelyn enrolled at Iowa Central Community College and graduated from the Nursing Program with her L.P.N. in 1973. She worked at Mercy Hospital and then Trinity Regional Medical Center. Evelyn later worked in Home Health Care and worked there until her retirement. She enjoyed volunteering at the Marian Home and truly loved every moment spent with her family. Evelyn will be missed by all who knew her.
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I worked with Evelyn at Mercy Hospital and after marrying my first husband we lived on a acreage out west of Clare. I had never had a license to drive and Evelyn, who had taken me under her wing, became a good friend. My husband dropped me off to spend the day with her when he went to work one day. It was my day off. Her sister, who had recently moved from California to live back here, was studying or her drivers license. They convinced me to take it too, though I had very little driving experience other than my drivers training course I had taken in high school. My father did not feel girls needed to drive. (Their husband could drive them.)We both took the test and then drove. I passed but she didn't. We had a big chuckle over that. I remarried and moved to Wisconsin in 1982. We stayed in touch at first but hadn't talked with her for several years. She was a very special person in my life. Loving and so kind. May God be with you all during this difficult time. Stay safe.
Your parents were good friends of my parents, Mary and Bill Collins. Your mom was such a great source of strength and support for my mom after dad passed away in 2016. I remember one time I was home visiting and took mom out for errands. When we got back, your mom was coming around the corner of the house. She became concerned when my mom hadn't been at the Marian Home for mass that morning and wasn't answering her phone so she got into her car and drove over to check on her. She told us she was on her hands and knees trying to see into the basement windows to make sure my mom hadn't fallen. God Bless your mom! Sheila Collins Wayson
I worked with Evelyn at TRMC. Great lady great mentor. I always enjoyed visiting with her when I would see her at the Marian Hime. She will be missed
What a beautiful/wonderful lady !!
Her humorous personality worked well over the years of motherhood. She was always
the light-hearted mother any other person that knew her would love to be around.
God 🙏 Bless to all her friends and family
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