Evelyn Pofahl Memorial Service

Evelyn Alice Chesak-Pofahl, passed into the loving arms of her Savior on July 5, 2017 at the age of 96.   Please join us for the memorial service on:

Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10am
Zion Lutheran Church
2800 Pershing St., El Paso, TX.


Born December 31, 1920 in Newburg, WI, Evelyn move to El Paso at the age of 16 and graduated from El Paso High School. She dedicated her life to serving her Lord, raising her four children and loving her family. Evelyn loved her church and spent untold hours in different areas of service and ministry.  She and her husband Jim volunteered countless hours for the Ysleta Lutheran Mission, visiting shut-ins, and serving at Zion Lutheran Church. She also enjoyed supporting UTEP sports, the El Paso Symphony, and community theatre.

Evelyn is survived by her children, James Pofahl, Jr. and wife Barbara of Lubbock, TX; Robert Pofahl and wife Karen of Las Cruces, NM; and David Pofahl and wife Melanie of Charlotte, NC; and eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, James Pofahl Sr., and by her daughter, Ann Louise Pofahl Duff.

Evelyn’s family will miss their loving “Gramma” and will always remember her humming a tune, bouncing with energy, and loving everyone around her.

The family would like to offer a special thanks to Bernardo and Rose Cisneros and their wonderful staff at the adult foster care home where mom and dad have resided the last four years and to Kathleen Harris of Envision Hospice.

The family suggests that In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Zion Lutheran Church.

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