Evelyn Kruskamp was born in Detroit, Michigan on December 25, 1927, the daughter of Francis and Florence (Short) Kruskamp. She was a member of St. Rita’s Parish in Detroit, Michigan at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on January 2, 1947. Evelyn received the name Sister Marie Sharon at her reception on July 2, 1947 but later returned to the use of her baptismal name. She pronounced first vows on July 2, 1949 and final vows on January 3, 1953. Sister Evelyn earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Nazareth College and a Master of Arts degree in Education (Audio-Visual Media) from Western Michigan University. She taught in many schools of the Congregation including St. Joan of Arc in St. Clair Shores, St. Elizabeth in Wyandotte and St. Augustine in Kalamazoo. Sister Evelyn served as a secretary in the SSJ Central Offices and as a manager in the Nazareth College Book Store. From 1978 to 1990 she ministered in the finance office at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, after which she became a secretary and registrar at St. Mary College in Orchard Lake, Michigan. Sister Evelyn then moved on to St. Michael Parish in Southfield, Michigan ministering as the finance manager. Because of failing health she retired to Fontbonne Manor at Nazareth in 2001, using her time and various talents to minister to her sisters. Sister Evelyn was a woman of great faith. She possessed a pleasant personality and was most generous in offering her services to others. Sister Evelyn enjoyed many hobbies and spent numerous hours painting rooms in Fontbonne Manor. She also used her computer skills to introduce the sisters to the latest technology. Sister Evelyn was most grateful to her family, CSJ community and friends for their love and support throughout the years. In her later years she was somewhat disabled because of a stroke, but continued to keep busy and do whatever she could for others. May Sister Evelyn now be welcomed into the presence of God where she will enjoy eternal rest and peace. May She Rest In Peace!