Redlin Funeral Home

Eva Jo (Dempsey) Hooker , Age 86

May 19, 1935 --May 23, 2021

Eva Jo (Dempsey) Hooker, age 86 of Baraboo, WI passed away Sunday May 23, 2021. She was born in Wauwatosa, WI on May 19, 1935 to Virginia C.E. Dempsey. On February 23, 1957 Eva married Adolph Hooker.

Eva did home day care for many years, and she enjoyed working with the ladies at the Emanuel United Methodist Church. She looked forward to the Sunday after church brunch get-togethers. She loved reading and embroidery, as well as cooking and baking.

She was preceded in death by her mother Virginia and stepfather Charles; husband, Adolph; brothers, Raleigh, Paul; and sisters, JoAnn, Judy, Johanna; and infant brother, Herbie.

Eva is survived by her children, Marilyn (David) Kinsman, Dean (Debby) Hooker, Dale Hooker, Carolyn (Dale) Dahlke; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; brothers, Theodore (Casandra), David (Gloria), Carlyle (Jodie), Cyril (Joni); sisters, Daunnene (Bill), Carol (Joe), Kay (Jack), Pearl (Don), Pauline, Enain, Lucy, Penny (Vern); sister-in-law, Olive; brother-in-law, Roger; as well as other friends and family.

A memorial service is taking place Thursday June 3, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Emanuel United Methodist Church in Baraboo, WI with pastor Blake Overlien officiating. Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church Thursday. Burial will follow the service at Walnut Hill Cemetery.


Carol keepers May 24, 2021

Friend/ former Hillmer Baraboo , Wisconsin

Sorry. Eva was a good friend to me and my family ❤️. Adolf and Eva gave Linde such good care. Sending love

Sandy and Gary Redlin May 24, 2021

Like family BARABOO , Wisconsin

I've never met a more cheerful person. She's our son's other grandma. We were so fortunate to have to bribe Kyle to come home with us after work. He would have lived with her if we had let him. Don't know what we would've done those first years of his life without her (and Adolph and the kids). She will be dearly missed.

Penny R. Snyder May 25, 2021

Friend BARABOO , Wisconsin

Spoke to Eva about a year ago. We spoke briefly at the grocery store. We both struggle for we comply with social distancing and did not get to hug each other. I will always remember Eva, she was a very sweet lady and will never forget her. She will be missed. Deepest Sympathy o the entire family. Penny Snyder

Don Bohn May 25, 2021

Cousin tomah , Wisconsin

Im sorry for your Don Bohn , Penny Ramsey Bryllas son

Ginny Behn May 26, 2021

Friend of Marilyn Baraboo , Wisconsin

Sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a nice lady.

Brenda Emery May 29, 2021

Cousin North Freedom , Wisconsin

So sorry to hear of Eva's passing. Such a kind & beautiful soul. Used to see her at 4 Star a lot for breakfast after church. Rest easy Eva. Prayers & thoughts to the family Brenda Ramsey Emery daughter of Perry & Marcella Ramsey💙🙏💛