Sunday, September 6, 2009

Eva Theresa (Heberling) Spang

With her loving daughters by her side, Eva Theresa Spang, age 94, passed away Sunday September 6, 2009, at Ridgewood Care Center. Eva was born in Racine on July 25, 1915, daughter of the late Henry and Eva (nee: Kah) Heberling.

In her youth, Eva enjoyed working with her parents and three brothers on their family farm. She then married Harvey Spang on September 3, 1938, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Caledonia; and after moving to Racine, became members of St. Edward’s Catholic Church. Harvey passed away on Dec. 13, 1978. Eva loved music, dancing and animals. Above all, it was her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren that brought her the most joy. Eva will always be remembered by her family and friends for her kind and loving nature, and the endless amount of love she had to give. She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her three daughters, Darlene Gryniewicz of Brookfield, Gloria Spang-Hansen of Racine, Janice (Randy) Siepler of Bedford, IN; daughter-in-law, LaVerne Spang of Racine; ten grandchildren, Steven (Sue) Gryniewicz, Michael (Jennifer) Gryniewicz, Thomas (Danielle) Gryniewicz, Lisa (Hans) Seeger, Jerri Lynn (Tony) Beesley, Ronald (Rachel) Spang, Paul (Christine) Spang, Jennifer, Daniel and Sarah Siepler; seven great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Raphael Spang; sister-in-law, Irene Maller; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Eva was also preceded in death by her son, Ronald; granddaughter, Julie Ann Gryniewicz; son-in-law, Michael Gryniewicz; and three brothers, Henry, Jacob and John.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Edward’s Catholic Church, 1503 Grove Ave., on Friday September 11, 2009, at 6 p.m., with Rev. Allen J. Bratkowski officiating. Interment will be held Saturday at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church Friday from 4:30 p.m. until time of Mass.

The family extends a special thank you to her Caregivers at Ridgewood Care Center and to Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Cardiac Unit for all of their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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