Evelyn L. Wunder

Evelyn L. Wunder

Apr 21, 1925 - Dec 30, 2009
Funeral services for former Riverton resident Evelyn L. Wunder of Steamboat Springs, Colo., will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. The Rev. Linda Norris of the United Presbyterian Church will officiate and interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Mrs. Wunder died on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at the Rollingstone Respite House in Steamboat Springs. She was 84.

Evelyn Lucille Reitz was born in Lincoln, Neb., on April 21, 1925, the daughter of Henry John Reitz and Mollie (Peppler) Reitz.

On Oct. 6, 1946, following World War II, she married Alexander Wunder in Portland, Oregon.

They moved to Riverton in 1948 where Mr. Wunder was the owner of Riverton Machine Company until his death in 1997. Mrs. Wunder moved to Colorado in 2008 to be closer to her son.

Mrs. Wunder was a housewife and secretary/bookkeeper for her husband's business.

Mrs. Wunder was a member of the United Presbyterian Church where she has served as deacon. She belonged to Presbyterian Women and Bible study group.

In addition, she was a member of the Mountain View Extension Club and the Riverton Garden Club.

Her family said Mrs. Wunder enjoyed gardening and was known for her peonies and roses. Mr. and Mrs. Wunder devoted hours taking care of their garden and yard. She also enjoyed crocheting and needlepoint.

Survivors include her son, Mitchel Dean Wunder of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; granddaughter, Mollie Wunder, 19-year-old daughter of Mitchel and Lynn Wunder; sisters, Bettye Jean Wilson of Waukee, Iowa, Shirley Lee Vogel of Alliance, Neb., Barbara Ann Steinmark of Montrose, Colo, Gailynn Faith Huck of Minatare, Neb., and Kathleen Carol Jay of Gering, Neb.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Wilfred Henry Reitz in 1995; a sister, Elsye Irene Page in 1994; her husband, Alexander "Al" Wunder in 1997; her parents, Mollie (Peppler) Reitz in 1974, and Henry John Reitz in 1990.

Memorials may be made to the United Presbyterian Church of Riverton in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, WY 82501, or to the Hospice and Palliative Care Services of Northwest, CO, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, Steamboat Springs, Col, 80487.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.