Evelyn M. Berkan

PLATTEVILLE - Evelyn M. Berkan, 98, of Platteville, died on Thursday, October 17, 2013, at Manor Care Health Services, Platteville.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 21, 2013, at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Rev. Mike Short will officiate. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery, Platteville. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory.

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Evelyn was born on March 11, 1915, in Platteville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Henry L. and Gretta M. (Sands) Specht. She was united in marriage to Louis "Fred" Berkan on June 29, 1937, in Madison, Wisconsin. He preceded her in death on October 25, 2004.

She worked at Burgess Battery and later at Graber Manufacturing as a machinist. She enjoyed playing bingo and euchre. She is survived by two daughters, Sharon (Ron) Johnsen of Platteville; Donna Marie (Robert) Woods of Mazomanie, WI; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marian Hoffman and Joyce (Dick) Doelz all of Platteville; one brother, Lawrence "Arkie" (Marie) Specht of Lancaster, WI; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death also by her parents, husband, sister, Cleo Specht, and brothers, Cecil, Lenard, Maynard and John.

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