Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Evelyn Mittag, 83
Evelyn Mittag, 83, of Austin, passed away on May 3, at Austin Medical Center following her battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Evelyn was born June 16, 1925 to Harold and Myletta (Fetterly) Yaste in Austin. She graduated from Austin High School in 1943. On Dec. 28, 1943 she married Wilbur Mittag at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle, Minn. They started their lives together on a farm near Myrtle, Minn., where their first son was born. After seven years, they bought a farm near Lyle, Minn., where they lived for 22 years and where their daughter and a second son were born. Austin, where they lived for 35 years, was where they called home until her death. A member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin, Evelyn was an expert seamstress, sewing the majority of her and her daughter’s clothes. She also enjoyed caring for her family, cross-stitching, and solving word puzzles.
Survivors include her husband, Wilbur; daughter, Becky (Ronnie) Pitzen, Stacyville, Iowa; sons, Bob (Cindy) Mittag, Beavercreek, Ohio and Rod (Sarah) Mittag, San Francisco, Calif.; grandchildren, Jenny (Dan) Wilcox, Brian Pitzen, Mike (Katie) Pitzen, Laura (Brandon) Smith, Kevin (Mandy) Pitzen and Eric Pitzen; great-grandsons, Larson Wilcox, Corbin Wilcox, Jackson Pitzen and Dylan Pitzen; sisters Clarice Martell and Beverly Will; brother Burton (Marsha) Yaste.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
Funeral services will be held on May 7, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Dan Kahl Officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary and for one hour before the service at the church on Thursday. Memorials to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or to the Donor’s Choice.