Evelyn E. Livingston


Our Lord called Evelyn Elizabeth Livingston, 79, of Suttons Bay, to heaven on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. We are grateful the Lord called her home peacefully in her sleep.
Evelyn was born on the family farm in Centerville Township on Dec. 9, 1939. She was the second of nine children born to Marion and Irene (Bodus) Fabiszak. She was a graduate of Holy Rosary, class of 1959. On June 25, 1960 at the Holy Rosary Church of Isadore, she married Irvin H. Livingston who preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1981.
They built their home and raised their family in Suttons Bay where she resided until her passing. She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Michael's Catholic Church and served on the Suttons Bay-Bingham Women's Auxiliary for many years. She enjoyed engaging friends and strangers alike in conversation and enjoyed spending time at family gatherings. She loved listening and dancing to Polka music and always attended the annual Cedar Polka Festival. Despite the many challenges our Lord gave her, she always had a positive attitude, acceptance, courage, unwavering faith and hope.
The family sends deepest appreciation to all the Munson Medical Center staff from the greeters to the doctors for the compassionate and quality care they provided. A special thanks to Kelly Jo at the Cowell Family Cancer Center who always welcomed her and brightened her day at every appointment.
Evelyn is survived by her children, Lori (Kenneth) Pease Jr., Allen Livingston, and Kayla (Bradley) Thomas; grandchildren, Kenneth Jason Pease, Kelsey Pease, and Madelain Thomas; siblings, Rose Anne Petsch, Germaine (Donald) Schmidt, Dorothy (Dale) Fritz, Joseph Fabiszak, Alice (Robert) Nink, and Clara (Ronald) Bonebrake; in-laws, Helen Fabiszak and Helena Send; and many loving extended family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Irvin; her parents, her son, Michael Irvin Livingston (2011); brothers, Gerald Fabiszak (2017) and Stanley Fabiszak (1981); in-laws, Ivan Robert Livingston (2002), A. Kathleen Livingston (2016), and Edward A. Send (2006).
Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to the start of the rosary recital at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7 at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.
The Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at St. Michael's Catholic Church of Suttons Bay. Interment will take place at St. Michael's Cemetery. Father Leonard Paul will serve as celebrant.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Suttons Bay/Bingham Fire and Rescue, PO Box 280, Suttons Bay, MI 49682 and/or St. Michael's Catholic Church, PO Box 9, Suttons Bay, MI 49682.
Please share condolences and memories with Evelyn's family at www.martinson.info.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Leelanau.
Published on January 6, 2019
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