Sarah E. Wolters, 85, of Davenport, passed away January 6, 2021 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Davenport. Per her wishes, the rite of cremation was accorded and there will be no public services. Inurnment will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Davenport. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with a private service to be held at a later date.
Sarah Evette Lindbom was born July 24, 1935 in Fairfield, Iowa, a daughter of Lawrence Everett and Isabelle (Giberson) Lindbom. She married Rolland “Rolly” Harold Wolters September 1, 1956 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Davenport. They later joined St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.
Evette was raised in Davenport, Iowa after moving there with her parents in 1937. Growing up, Evette and her two brothers spent most of their early years with Rolly’s Aunt Mildred’s children. After graduating from Davenport High School in 1953, Evette worked at F. W. Woolworth’s until she wed Rolly. He served two years in the US Army, then worked for Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company (now known as MidAmerican Energy), retiring after 38 years.
Most of their lives Rolly and Evette took care of each other and were always ready to help anyone who needed help. The also made and gave away a lot of wooden magnets and pins, as well as other small wooden toys.
Evette is survived by her brother Lawerence “Larry” Lindbom, Rock Island; brothers-in-law: Larry James “Jay” Wolters, Davenport; Richard Lee “Dick” Walters and his wife Jane, Rock Island; 6 wonderful nieces and nephews who loved and took care of her: Debra (Wolters) Purdy, Fort Pierce, Florida; Paul Wolters and his wife Sharon, Davenport; Lisa (Walters) Garman and her husband, Chris, Davenport; Cynthia Lindbom, Tipton, Iowa; Richard (Suzanne) Lindbom, Pleasant Valley, Iowa, Kristina (Lindbom)Zellmer and her husband Larry, Pleasant Valley, Iowa; and many great-grand nieces and nephews, cousins, dear friends and neighbors.
Evette was preceded in death by her loving husband of over 63 years, Rolly; her parents, Everett and Isabelle Lindbom; brother, Jerry Lindbom; sister-in-law, Betty Jean Lindbom; parents-in-law, Louis Harold and Alice (Gentry) Wolters; step-father-in-law, Henry Paasch and many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
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