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Barbara “Barb” Ann (Semanko) Evanson

Barbara “Barb” Ann (Semanko) Evanson Barbara “Barb” Ann (Semanko) Evanson

Barbara “Barb” Ann (Semanko) Evanson, 72, daughter of Clint and Vi Semanko, went to be with the angels Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020.

Born, Oct. 18, 1948, Barb attended St. Joseph Catholic School and graduated from Cadott High School in 1967.

She married Lewis Evanson Sept. 19, 1968, and had five children.

Barb had many different jobs: working at St. Joseph School in the library and as a recess supervisor; working at Kmart and as a CNA at the manor nursing home.

She was also a member of the Cadott American Legion Auxiliary.

Barb loved playing cards and board games (cribbage was a favorite). She also enjoyed gardening and baking.

Barb was a devoted mother and grandmother, always loved spending time with her family, doting on her grandchildren. She would make homemade popcorn for them, watching movies and having pillow fights.

She had a bright smile, a wonderful sense of humor, an unparalleled love of family. She was by far the strongest woman I have ever known.

Barb will be sadly missed, but always remembered and treasured.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children – Mark “Spike” Evanson, Cadott, Kathy Buttke (Chris Nye), Jim Falls, Rebecca (Randy) Younkins, Nebraska, Linda (Corey) Adams, Cadott, and Marcia Schumacher, Wausau; grandchildren – Adam, Hunter and Keirsten Evanson, Michael, Tom (Kayla), Melanie, Jennifer and Trevor Buttke, Trina and Paige Collison, and Alicia, Abigail and Nicholas Schumacher; siblings – Bob “Bubba” Semanko, Marge (Bruce) Arthers, Betty Semanko, John “Smokes” (Anita) Semanko and Joseph Semanko; sister-in-law – Elaine Semanko; and many nieces; nephews; cousins and great-grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by her husband – Lewis Evanson; her parents; siblings – Pete Semanko and Mike Semanko; sister-in-law – Patti Semanko; sons-in-law – Dale Buttke and Jerry Schumacher; and grandchildren – Jessica Buttke and Zachary Evanson.

Service were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 26, at Leiser Funeral Home in Cadott, with Tina Sturz officiating. Interment was in the Brooklawn Cemetery in Cadott, following the service.

Visitation was held from 3-7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 25, and also one hour prior to the services, Monday morning, at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be expressed at leiserfuneralhome. com.