Evelyn June Passini, age 89, of Plymouth, Wis., passed away early Monday evening, Aug. 26, 2013, at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility.

She was born April 24, 1924 in Plymouth, a daughter of the late Joseph and Florence Shufflebotham Meyer. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1942.

On May 8, 1943, she married John Passini in Plymouth. The couple resided in Plymouth since their marriage.

She and her husband John owned/operated

JJ Hardware in Plymouth as well as running the Montgomery Ward Catalog Store. She also worked as a nurse’s aide at Valley View until her retirement. She continued caregiving in people’s homes following her retirement.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth.

Evelyn was a Den mother for Cub Scouts and a volunteer for the VFW.

She enjoyed playing cards, traveling, music, dancing and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include two sons, John (Kathy) Passini of Glen Ellyn, Ill., and Greg (Sara) Passini of Plymouth; five grandchildren: Jason (Wendee) Passini of Winfield, Ill.; Gina Passini of Merritt Island, Fla.; Nicole Passini of Austin, Texas; Ryan (Elizabeth) Passini of Plymouth and Matthew (Brittney) Passini of Plymouth; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Gene (Carol) Meyer; and two sisters, Catherine (Roland) Bruggink and Mary Lou Lazarewicz. She is also survived by other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John; one son, Steve Passini; three brothers, Joe, Leroy and Kenneth Meyer and one sister, Irene (John Peter “JP”) Brickbauer

Following Evelyn’s wishes, her body has been donated to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical College. There will be NO visitation or services.

A memorial fund is being established in Evelyn’s name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving her family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

The family would like to thank the caring, compassionate caregivers and staff at Rocky Knoll Health Care Facility.

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