Evelyn Carol Raske, age 81, of Wonder Lake, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021, at her home. She was born March 29, 1939 in Chicago to Bernard and Marie (Brischke) Wojciechowski. On August 29, 1959, she married Gerald “Jerry” Raske at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church in Chicago.
Evelyn attended grade school at St. John’s Elementary School in Chicago, and high school at St. Josephina High School in Chicago. After moving to McHenry County, she worked as a teacher’s aide for Hilltop Elementary and Parkland Elementary schools. Evelyn was also a bookkeeper at Northern Illinois Utilities for many years. She enjoyed crafting and sewing, cross-stitch and was a great cook.
Evelyn was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Wonder Lake. Evelyn was also active with the Wonder Lake Lions Club, where she was past president and treasurer. She was a one-time Tail Twister for Lions District 1J. Evelyn was the current President of the McHenry County Presidents Club.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Jerry; a son, Jerry W. II (Tina) Raske; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Lynn Raske; her brothers, Bernard (Bernice) Wojciechowski and Stanley (Pat) Wojciechowski; and her sister, Rose Marie (Jack) Bushell.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J Miller Road McHenry IL 60050. The Funeral Mass will be at 1:30 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5006 East Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake, IL 60097. Inurnment will be private.
In accordance with public gathering restrictions, attendees are expected to wear a mask and observe social distancing. The funeral home staff will monitor capacity limits and allow up to 10 people in at a time.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may share an online condolence message or memory of Evelyn on the website.