Evelyn LeSueuer was an Army sergeant.
She died peacefully in her sleep on July 15 at Caring Heart Nursing Home. She was 95.
”A cherished sister, aunt and friend, Evelyn was a deeply spiritual woman who loved the Lord above all else,” her family said.
She was born to Charles Aloysius Preston Sr. and Alice B. Stanford Preston on Aug. 12, 1916. She was the oldest of eight children.
LeSueuer attended St. Ignatius Elementary School, West Catholic High School for Girls and Pioneer Business School.
Before starting her career at the Frankford Arsenal, LeSueuer served in the Women’s Army Corps. She was assigned to active duty in Europe during World War II and after her tour, extended her service by enlisting in the Army Reserves.
With the start of the Korean War, she was called upon again to serve her country and was stationed in Japan. She completed 22 years of military service, attaining the rank of sergeant.
She was married to the late John LeSueuer. She was an active member of Our Lady of Victory/Our Lady of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, where she served in various capacities including the lector ministry, was secretary of the church’s senior citizens’ group and was a member of the Legion of Mary.
Her family said LeSueuer embraced a deep admiration for the blessed mother (Mary) and could be found saying the rosary every day with her precious cat, Tommy, sitting by her side.
“A sweet soul with a delicate disposition, Evelyn is remembered fondly as someone with an admired air of sophistication who treasured her family, enjoyed travel, beautiful clothes, gourmet cooking and all of the wonderful pleasures that life had to offer,” her family said.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bernard and Harold; brother-in-law, Bernard Gay; niece, Leslie and great-niece, Victoria (Tink).
LeSueuer is survived by one stepson, Stanley (Aleathea); brothers, sisters, and sisters-in-law, Charles Jr., Leonard (Ida), Mary Horton, Alice Debnam, Sylvia Gay, Lois Grant and Loastine Preston; 15 nephews and nieces; 25 great-nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends.
Services will be held July 23 at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, 345 N. 63rd St. Viewing is at 9 a.m. Services will follow at 10 a.m. Burial is in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield.
Wood Funeral Home handled the arrangements.