Evelyn Suydam

WHEATON—Evelyn (Bates) Suydam, 94, of Wheaton and formerly of Coal City, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2017 at Kenneth Moy DuPage Care Center in Wheaton, IL.
Evelyn was born Dec. 28, 1922 in Coal City, IL to James and Margaret (Vota) Bates and was also raised by her loving stepfather, Louis Stehlik after the passing of her father when she was a child.
In 1945 she married Charles (Chuck) Suydam in Coal City at Assumption Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Coal City High School and lived her entire life in Coal City.
In addition to her love of games and card playing, she enjoyed dining out, especially at the Whistle Stop and more recently at Mustachios where she enjoyed having a Bloody Mary.  In her younger days, she enjoyed playing golf and bowling along with being a member of many clubs.  She lived her life to the fullest and was always ready for conversations with friends and going out on the town.
Evelyn is survived by two daughters, Sandra (Art) Hack, of Wheaton and Karen Hainline, of Annapolis, MD;  grandchildren, Forrest Hainline, of Washington, DC and Joseph (Emily), of Silver Spring, MD; Courtney Hack, of Wheaton; Christopher (Erin) Hack, of Wheaton and Kyle Hack, of Warrenville, IL;  great-grandchildren: Owen Hack and Charlie Hack, of Wheaton; Eisley and Stacy Hainline, of Silver Spring, MD; her sister, Yolanda (Lunda) Valiente, of Coal City; sisters-in-law, Mary (Suydam) Durkee (Bob), of Los Angeles and Joyce (Suydam) Parkinson (Donald), of Morton, IL. Many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also survive her.  In addition to family, she is survived by many lifelong friends and card playing partners.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Joseph Bates (Josephine); sisters: Cecelia (Cele) Bertot (Johnny),  Delores Swanson (Billy), Lois Manietta (Carl); brother-in-laws, Milo Suydam and Wayne Suydam and nephew, Jack Suydam.
Funeral services are private.  A celebration of Evelyn's life will be held for close friends and family on Jan. 13, 2018 from 1-4 p.m. at the Whistle Stop Cafe in Diamond.