Service Details



Saturday, September 26, 2020
2:00 pm
Graveside services
Saratoga Cemetery
Highway 9
near Cresco


Graveside service at
Saratoga Cemetery in Cresco, Iowa
at a later date


Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Eva Lou Engelhardt Eva Lou Engelhardt, "Evie" to her friends and family, passed away September 9th, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines Iowa. Evie was born near Cresco Iowa July 22, 1934 the daughter of Elmer and Lulu (Schreiber) Engelhardt. She grew up on a farm near Davis Corners and graduated from Cresco High School in 1952.

Evie eventually moved to Des Moines where she spent most of her life taking care of family members and any friends that needed help. She devoted all her free time to others while she worked a full time job. Evie retired after a long career with Wells Fargo Bank and spent her retirement volunteering at various hospitals. She was active in the National TTT Society for over 50 years, helping to send girls to camp and providing the best possible experiences for them. She was a devoted, long time member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. Evie was well known for pie baking abilities, which were in demand at church functions. She was an avid bowler and traveled to tournaments around the country.

Evie was a devoted sister and aunt. She is survived by her sister Grace (John McMahan) and numerous nieces and nephews; Kathleen (Larry) Bietz, Jon (Bonnie) Engelhardt, Joe (Patricia) Engelhardt, Janice Grossman, Valli (John) Millard, John D. (Lynne) McMahan, Karen (John) Giles. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Lulu Engelhardt, sister Verna (Bill) Kennelley, brothers Eugene (Shirley) Engelhardt and Wilford Engelhardt, and nephew Thomas Kennelley.

The family would like to thank the staff of Accessible Home Health Care and Genesis Senior Living Center for their loving care of Evie.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday September 26, 2020 at Saratoga Cemetery near Cresco.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to National TTT Society, 6919 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, IA 50266