Evelyn J. Cracker
August 3, 1927 - June 18, 2013
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EVELYN CRACKER
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Evelyn Cracker, 85, of Muscatine, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Bickford Cottage.

Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Todd Hessel and Reverend Clark Pantel of Mulford Evangelical Free Church will officiate. Honorary bearers will be Mike Byrnes, Karl Erickson, and Matt Seligman. Casket bearers will be Jake Neels, Jeff Seligman, John Vandygriff, Andy Seligman, Austin Hancock, Sam Seligman, and Nathan Mather. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon on Friday, June 21, 2013, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Matthew B. Seligman Scholarship Fund.

Evelyn was born on August 3, 1927, in Muscatine, the daughter of Frank and Delma Ash Ross. Her first marriage was to Rene Seligman on March 8, 1946, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death on October 10, 1967. She married Richard Cracker on May 6, 1972, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death on October 29, 2012.

She was a member of Mulford Evangelical Free Church, Muscatine Hospital Auxiliary, and Christian Women's Club.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, birds, flowers, and loved reading.

Those left to honor her memory include four sons, Gary Seligman and wife, Jane, of Muscatine, Randy Seligman and wife, Cathy, of Clive, Brian Seligman and wife, Kim, of Orange City, and Stephen Cracker and wife, Mary, of Urbandale; two daughters, Diane Hancock and husband, Jim, of Muscatine, and Donna Vandygriff and husband, Tom, of Muscatine; an adopted daughter, Linda Tietje of Muscatine; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jerry Ross of Muscatine.

She is preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one daughter, Joanne Eastwood; one grandson, Matt Seligman; three brothers, George, Oscar, and Robert Ross; and one sister, Jessie Frieden.
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Fri, June 21, 2013
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Location

Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


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Fri, June 21, 2013
12:00 PM


Location

Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


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Irene Lary
Jun 23, 2013

Evelyn was such a truly lovely person--so friendly. She lived her faith and extended real Christian hospitality. It was a real joy... more

Jun 23, 2013
Evelyn was such a truly lovely person--so friendly. She lived her faith and extended real Christian hospitality. It was a real joy to know her and get some of her great hugs. Knowing that she is home with Jesus will help her family and friends to deal with the loss. Blessings to the entire family. Irene Lary

Irene Lary
Vicki Seligman/Benson
Jun 22, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time..

Teresa Seligman
Jun 20, 2013

To the Seligman Family My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the lost of your mother.

Marlena Maher
Jun 20, 2013

We will miss Evelyn and her beautiful smile. Alda Mae enjoyed getting to know her during their time at Bickford. Our family's sympathy to each of you. May God grant you His peace. Alda Mae Maher Steve and Marlena Mahe... more

Jun 20, 2013
We will miss Evelyn and her beautiful smile. Alda Mae enjoyed getting to know her during their time at Bickford. Our family's sympathy to each of you. May God grant you His peace. Alda Mae Maher Steve and Marlena Maher

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