Evelyn Kodat (nee DeVries), 95, of Oak Park, died on Aug. 8, 2016. Born on May 25, 1921, she was a longtime teacher at Zion Lutheran School in Hinsdale. 

Evelyn is survived by her children, Wendy Dorothy (Corwin) Will and Roger Ervin (Betsey) Kodat; her grandchildren, Jenna (Christopher) Brown, Nora (Benjamin) DeMots, Nathan (Sonya) Will, Aimee Plumb, and Emily Kodat; her great-grandchildren, Avery Brown, Riley Brown, Nolan DeMots, Graham DeMots, and Drew DeMots; her brother-in-law, Jack Uhrig; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin; and her sister, Gloria Uhrig. 

Visitation was held on Aug. 15 at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home. Family and friends met Aug. 16 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Forest Park for a committal service, and there was also a memorial service at Brookdale Oak Park. 

The family appreciates memorials to the Make A Wish Foundation or to Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest. 

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