Annette M. Even, 81, of Worthington, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021 at Mercy One Senior Care in Dyersville.
Visitation for Annette was held from 2 to 8 p.m., Monday, August 30, 2021 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville, where a prayer service was held at 1:30 p.m. Visitation was also held after 9 a.m. Tuesday.
A Mass of Christian burial for Annette was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021 at St. Paul’s in Worthington, with Rev. Dennis Quint presiding. Mass Servers were Madelyn Reiter and Levi Reiter. Eucharistic Ministers were Sydney Reiter, Anita Gleason, and Diane Even. Lectors were Jessica Reiter, Sydney Reiter, and Deb Even. Placing of the Pall was done by Donald Even, Mike Even, Loras Even, Paul Even, Joe Even, Janet Kunkel, Nick Even and Jessica Reiter. Giftbearers were Emily Even and Jenni Even. Burial was held in St. Paul Cemetery in Worthington.
Casketbearers were Billy Heiderscheit, Mark Even, Brady Even, Loras Even Jr., Jim Even, Jake Even, and Danny Heiderscheit.
She was born Oct. 11, 1939 in Cascade, daughter of Leo X. and Clara (Hosch) Smith. She received her education from the St. Martin Catholic High School in Cascade. Annette was united in marriage to Donald R. Even on Oct. 11, 1958 at St. Martin Catholic Church in Cascade.
Annette was a member of St. Paul Parish and its Altar and Rosary Society and Choir in Worthington. She was a devoted wife, loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who truly enjoyed spending time with her family. She enjoyed nature, her flower gardens, and loved to cook.
She is survived by her husband, Donald Even of Worthington; seven children, Mike (Diane) Even of Worthington, Loras (Lee) Even of Dyersville, Paul (Deb) Even of Iowa City, Joe (Liz) Even of Cedar Rapids, Janet (Rod) Kunkel of Worthington, Nick (Kelly) Even of Fort Meade, MD, and Jessica (Zach) Reiter of Cascade; 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ann (Steve) Lansing of Rochester, Minn., Carlene (Bruce) Rehmke of Peosta, and Anita (Tom) Gleason of Cascade; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald (Judy) Takes of Cascade, John (Sandy) Even of Dubuque, Mary (Joe) Bell of Prole, Jim (Patti) Even of Cascade, and Mary Kay Even of Key West.
She is preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Julie Even on November 28, 1980; her stepfather, Carl H. Weber; two sisters, Aileen “Teenie” Takes and Mary Ann Weber in infancy; three brothers, Jim (Ruby) Smith, Thomas (Margaret) Smith, and Leo “Butch” (Diane) Smith; mother and father-in-law, Ray and Agnes (Marshall) Even; and a brother-in-law, Bob Even.
Anyone unable to attend may send memorials to the Reiff Funeral Home, ATTN; Annette Even family, P.O. Box 271, Dyersville, Iowa. A Video Tribute may be viewed and online condolences may be left for the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com.