The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 4, 2014

Evelyn Alma Kienast

The Commercial-News

---- — Evelyn A. Kienast, 93, of Danville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville.

She was born on Sept. 20, 1920, in Rardin, the daughter of Charles and Lenora (Hartman) Crispin.

She married Walter “Norman” Kienast on Aug. 11, 1944, in Danville and spent 51 wonderful years together before his passing on Aug. 14, 1995.

She will be deeply missed by one son, David and (Cheryl) Kienast of Danville; one daughter, Marty (Darrell) Carlson of Champaign; one sister, Anna Mae Harper of Danville; seven grandchildren, Todd, Ben, Andy and Jake Carlson, Chris, Greg and Katie Kienast; three great-grandchildren, Lyndley, Atley and Tyler Carlson.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Charles Crispin; and one sister, Marjorie Dutton.

She graduated from Lakeview School of Nursing and went on to postgraduate school at Presbyterian St. Luke’s before returning to Lakeview Hospital as a nurse. She spent many years there as an operating supervisor and over 40 years combined until retiring in 1985. In 2000 she decided she wanted to go back to work and started at County Market in the coffee bar. She worked there until 2008.

Evelyn was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and also was a member of their Eunice Society. She was also a board member and alumni member for Lakeview School of Nursing.

A visitation for Evelyn will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 824 E. Main St., Danville, with Pastor Kent Tibben officiating. A visitation also will be 9-10 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place at Lutheran Cemetery in Danville.

Memorials can be made in Evelyn’s name to the Trinity Lutheran Eunice Society. Please join Evelyn’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories of her through her Tribute Wall at

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