Evelyn K. Kultgen, 94, died Aug. 5, 2015, at Brookdale Senior Living, Great Bend, her home for the past ten years. Born March 30, 1921 at Kinsley, she was the daughter of and one of six children born to Conrad and Anna (Herrmann) Brehm.
Evelyn married John L. Kultgen Dec. 27, 1944 at Kinsley. He preceded her in death on June 17, 1980. On June 11, 1988, Evelyn married Eugene Fox at Great Bend. They later divorced but remained good friends. He died Feb. 1, 2009. Some of Evelyn’s best times were as a farm wife from 1951 to 1961 on the family farm north of Beaver, until the family moved to Great Bend. After moving from the farm, she worked in various dress shops in Great Bend, including Isern-Lutsch and Howard’s Apparel, and she was known for always looking her best. Her last job before retirement was for Fuller Brush.
She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish, Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3111, all of Great Bend.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Tobiassen and Michael Murphy of Dover, N.H.; one son, Robert J. Kultgen and his wife Mary Lou of Edmond, Okla.; one brother, John Brehm of Lakewood, Colo.; brother-in-law, Ernest Brodbeck of Arvada, Colo.; five grandchildren: Erika Tobiassen Place of Durham, N.H., Kristen Tobiassen of Dover, N.H., Michelle Tompkins of Andover, Kan., Chad Kultgen of Los Angeles, Calif., and Haley Popp of Flower Mound, Texas; four great-grandchildren: Harper Lou Popp, Willow Popp, Roman Popp, and Zachary Fry; special niece, Laura Ann Schenkel of Great Bend, and many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Norbert Brehm and Jerome Brehm; two sisters, Dolores Brodbeck and Eulalia Steinbacher; and two sisters-in-law, Marie Zelenka and Barbara Brehm.
Altar Society Rosary will be at 4 p.m., and Vigil Service with Daughters of Isabella Rosary will be at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14, at Bryant Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 15, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend with Father Don Bedore celebrating. Inurnment will be in Great Bend Cemetery. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials are requested to Prince of Peace Parish or Brookdale Courtyard Fund or Golden Belt Humane Society, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net
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1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530-
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 9, 2015