Obituary: Shirley K. Evenhouse


February 18, 1945 – September 22, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Shirley K. EvenhouseShirley K. Evenhouse, nee Sturwold, was born in Chicago, IL on February 18, 1945, and has journeyed home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in Crown Point, IN. She was married to William Kenneth Evenhouse Sr. for 58 years. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, and sister and will be dearly missed. Her children include Laura (Steve) Evenhouse Dykstra, William (Cathy) Evenhouse Jr., and Chad (Jessalynn) Evenhouse. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy. They include Kylee (Mike) Olson and Madi Dykstra, Paige Conroy, Brooke (Kyle) Knabenhans, and Logan Evenhouse, and Skyelyn, Savannah, and Chesney Evenhouse. She has two great grandchildren, Callum and Maeve Olson. She was preceded in death by her parents Nicholas and Stella Sturwold, and her first grand daughter Larissa Joy Dykstra.

It brought Shirley much joy to play computer and board games with her grandchildren and their friends. She was the fun grandmother. She was also known for her desserts like banana bread and pumpkin squares. She volunteered her time regularly for over 20 years at the Bibles for Missions Thrift Center in Highland, IN. She deeply loved our Lord and Savior and was a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Crown Point, IN. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Smits Funeral Home – Dyer, IN. For more information, please contact 219-322-7300, or leave a condolence message for the family on our online guestbook at