With heavy hearts, we announce that Elizabeth Evert passed away on November 29, 2020, at the age of 84, in Branson, Missouri. She was born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on August 10, 1936, and was the daughter of the late Wilhelm and Elizabeth (Riepl) Schumann.
Elizabeth graduated from North High School in 1955 and went on to become a registered nurse from the Milwaukee Hospital School of Nursing from which she graduated in 1958. After obtaining her education, Beth gained nursing experience at several local hospitals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before moving to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, where she worked as a psychiatric nurse at St. Agnes Hospital for 20 years. While in Fond du Lac, she also worked as a pediatric nurse for Dr. Kemp at a family clinic. After that, she worked as a home health nurse in Des Moines, Iowa, and in Modesto and Sacramento, California. She ended her career by working as the lead nurse and co-owner of Leisure Manor, an assistive living home in northern Wisconsin that she owned with her late husband, Steve. She retired in 2007 and moved to Holiday Hills in Branson, Missouri, where she lived out the rest of her life with her husband.
Elizabeth enjoyed her family, faith, and the simple pleasures in life. As a child, she loved to ice skate, play the piano, play chess with her dad, go to church, and swim and sunbath on the shores of Lake Michigan, which she affectionately called the “ocean.” She also dearly loved her dog, Heidi, who was taken from her much too soon. As an adult, she enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, going to church, studying the Bible, playing bridge, playing duets, making corn husk dolls, painting wooden gift spoons, sewing, having cookouts, camping, fishing, biking, cross country skiing, bumming the shores of California, traveling to Gols Austria to see her extended family, and doting on her two cats (Winston and Chester) and three dogs (Jessie, Sadie, and Abby).
Elizabeth was also an accomplished pianist, which was, without a doubt, her greatest gift and passion in life. She loved playing all types of music, especially Christmas carols and sing-a-longs. Her favorite composer was Robert Schumann whom she secretly believed was related to her. She also loved Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, and Brahms. In addition, Elizabeth enjoyed composing her own music and she set all 150 Psalms in the Bible to her own original works which she played for her church.
Elizabeth is survived by her daughter Catherine (Mike Hompertz), Son Jeffrey (Renee Sills), daughter Patricia (Dan Houser); granddaughters Aimee (Ben Voeck), Casandra (Richard Dempsey), Miranda and Elizabeth; grandsons Nicos (Kelly) and Daniel; and great granddaughter Grace; great grandsons, Oliver, Owen, and Demetrius; step-son Scott (Sara Jane Darling); step-daughter Lori (Per Breiehagen); step-granddaughter Anja; and step-grandson Steven (Eman); two great step-grandsons, Adam and Dean; brother-in-law Tom (Bette Lang), step-niece Kris Evert (Jerry Danner), and step-nephew Jeff Evert (Julie).
A celebration of Elizabeth’s life will be held in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, as well as in Branson, MO, next summer. Details will follow via personal invitations.
Elizabeth believed in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and God’s grace and mercy.
She is in our hearts forever.