Evelyn Tapsak


12:00pm - 1:00pm
Saturday, June 24, 2023
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
269 Dakota St S
Prescott WI, 54021

Memorial Service

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Saturday, June 24, 2023
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
269 Dakota St S
Prescott WI, 54021

Evelyn Mae (Thom) Tapsak, age 92 of Seattle, Washington, formerly of Prescott died March 22, 2023 in Seattle. Evelyn was born on January 30, 1931 in Prescott; the daughter of Leo and Dorothy (Dumont) Thom. She was raised in rural Prescott/River Falls where she attended the River Falls High School. Shortly thereafter, she began working for Graco in Minneapolis where she would meet Andrew Tapsak. They would later marry and have a gift in the form of a daughter Jody. This union would later dissolve.

Evelyn worked as the Administrative Assistant to the Regional Director for the Federal Office of Health and Human Services in Seattle, retiring in 2001. She was an avid reader all her life and was an amazing cook. She met Bud Loomis in 1968 and for thirty plus years, they enjoyed many adventures. Amazingly, she learned to snow ski in her 40’s, went white water rafting in Idaho, cruised the Caribbean and Mexico several times, and loved to spend weekends camping. She especially loved her trips to Las Vegas in search of that elusive royal flush, usually with her beloved brother and sister-in-law, Bob & Carol Thom by her side. She was also a huge sports fan, especially when it came to her Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners, attending many of the games. She had a deep faith in God and was deeply loved by everyone who knew her. She was not only an absolutely amazing mother and inspiration to Jody, but was oftentimes mother and inspiration to many others through the years as well. Her patience and love for both people and animals were unmatched. Her pets were always part of the family and she donated to many animal welfare groups, believing they needed us to be their voice.

Evelyn will forever remain in the hearts of her most loving daughter Jody; stepsons Brick Loomis (Becky) and Brian Loomis; grandkids: Bianca Tibeau (Emet), Gabriel Avalos (Amanda), Brick Loomis (Jamie), Brock Loomis, Austin Loomis, Brian Loomis Jr.; great grandchildren: Abby, Cosi, Parker, Killian, Lana, Bud; countless nephews and nieces; siblings Mary Kinneman, Bill Thom (Sharon), and Robert Thom. She is preceded in death by Bud Loomis, brothers Louis Thom, Leo (Bud) Thom, and sister Jean Herbert.

Mass of Christian Burial for Evelyn Tapsak will be 1pm, Saturday, June 24th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Prescott. Visitation will be one hour prior to the mass at the church Saturday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Humane Society of Pierce-St. Croix.
Memorial services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Prescott, www.oconnellfuneralhomes.com, 715-262-5404.


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  1. Like most extraordinary people, my sweet Aunt Evie never sought accolades, and yet she touched many lives with her gentle spirit. She will always have a special place in my heart, as do Bud and Jody. They all generously opened their hearts and home to me, when I emigrated to the great state of Washington to pursue my bachelor’s degree, as a newly minted high school graduate of 18. I desperately missed my own Mom (Jean) and my Auntie filled that role with grace and dignity. Like my own Mom, Evie (and Bud) believed that any child alone or in need deserved comfort and solace, which they shared in abundance. Lucky me.
    Evie, Bud and Jody shared their lives, their love and their laughter with me; a gift I have only begun to fully appreciate later in life. I will be forever humbled by the sacrifices they each made on my behalf without comment or complaint.
    Thank you Aunt Evie for the beautiful, warm and loving home that you created and allowed me to share. Rest in Glory Evelyn; you earned it. ❤️💕

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