Eva Fuglsang, 90, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully at home Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.
Eva Hope Jenkins was born June 12, 1931, to William and Florence (Thompson) Jenkins in Maquoketa. She graduated from Lost Nation High School in 1949. Eva married Stuart Fuglsang on May 29, 1954, at Nashua. Eva was a devoted military wife, living near bases in several states while her husband served. She raised three children, worked as an accountant for the department of defense, and continued her education at Black Hawk and Augustana colleges. The couple settled in the DeWitt area in the 1990s. After retiring from the Rock Island Arsenal, Eva completed training as a C.N.A. and provided in-home care. Stuart preceded her in death on Oct.30, 1999.
Eva was a dog lover, having a black Labrador Retriever almost always at her feet. She was a great cook, and was especially skilled at bread baking. Eva was a voracious reader of trashy romance novels. She enjoyed keeping a vegetable garden, canning and freezing her produce. She was a talented seamstress and made much of her own clothing. Eva also was an avid fan of classic country music and of Andre Rieu, listening at home and attending concerts.
She is survived by children, Barbara Fuglsang of Lake Zurich, Illinois, and Ross (Dee) Fuglsang of Sioux City; grandchildren, Kelly Fuglsang and Holly (Kyle) Meacham; a great-grandson, Rowan Meacham.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Nels, and sisters, Dorothy, Jean, and Barbara.
Visitation will be at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A Graveside Service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Lost Nation Cemetery where Eva will be laid to rest with her husband and son, Nels.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schultzfuneralhomes.com.