Evelyn "Evie" Mae Paluska

February 26, 1925June 23, 2018

Evelyn “Evie” Paluska

Evelyn Mae Paluska, age 93, of East Peoria passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. Evelyn was born on February 26, 1925, in East Peoria, IL to Fred D. and Hatra (Smith) Sollberger. She married Ralph E. Paluska on April 25, 1948, in East Peoria. He preceded her in death on July 1, 2003. Evelyn is survived by her son Matt R. Paluska of Creve Coeur and her daughter Paula C. Paluska of Pekin. Grandma Evie was blessed to have three wonderful granddaughters: Christine (Ted) Owen of Clearwater, FL, Lindsay (Ross) Hodgson of Pekin, and Natalie (Jake) Abu Hanna of New Braunfels, TX. She also thought the world of her five great grandchildren: Christion, R.J., Everly, Layne and Blake. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Fred, and sister Ida Vay Sollberger. Evelyn was a homemaker. Before starting a family, she worked several years at Caterpillar Tractor Co. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother. She cared deeply for her family and always gave good heartfelt advice when needed. She loved to dance, watch old movies, and reminisce about fun times with family and friends. Per her request, cremation rights have been accorded. A memorial services will be at 10:30 am, July 14, 2018 at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria, where visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Private burial of the urn will be in Hillcrest Memory Gardens in Morton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children’s Home Association of Illinois, Administration Building, 2130 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61603. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at


  • Fred D. Sollberger, Father
  • Hatra (Smith) Sollberger, Mother
  • Ralph E. Paluska, Husband
  • Matt R. Paluska, Son
  • Paula C. Paluska, Daughter
  • Christine (Ted) Owen, Granddaughter
  • Lindsay (Ross) Hodgson, Granddaughter
  • Natalie (Jake) Abu Hanna, Granddaughter
  • Christion, R.J., Everly, Layne and Blake, Great-Grandchildren
  • She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Fred, and sister Ida Vay Sollberger.

  • Children’s Home Association of Illinois, Administration Building


  • Visitation Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 14, 2018

Evelyn "Evie" Mae Paluska

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Ruth Sollberger

July 13, 2018

To the Evie Paluska Family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you. I have so many happy memories of dear Evie.
Ruth Sollberger

Mary Weakley

July 8, 2018

I'm sorry for your loss Matt