Richard M. Evans, 88, of Huntley, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 24, 2017 at his cabin in Wisconsin.
He was born October 30, 1929 in Venedocia, Ohio, the son of Morgan and Mary (Grant) Evans. At an early age he moved with his family to Fort Wayne, Indiana where he was raised and educated. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country. He was united in marriage to Suzanne B. Howard on August 26, 1951. The couple made their home in Fort Wayne and later Toledo, Ohio, where he finished his degree in accounting at the University of Toledo. He worked in public accounting for a time and then joined the Crane Company where he was the Division Controller in Salem, Ohio and later was transferred to Lisle, Illinois. In 1969 the family moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin and he became the Vice President - Corporate Controller of the Trane Company, retiring in 1986. In retirement he served as a visiting professor for the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse. They moved to Huntley in 2000 to be close to family. He co-founded Community Service Outreach, a volunteer program which organized Sun City retirees for Huntley School District 158. He loved baseball, the Chicago Cubs, golf, his grandchildren and time at the cabin in Montello, Wisconsin.
Richard is survived by his wife of 66 years, Suzanne; their 6 children, Mary Kay (Kim) Allen of Green Lake, WI, Paula Walsworth of Madison, WI, Nancy (Mike) Mortell of Cary, IL, Scott (Laura) Evans of Blythewood, SC, Jennifer (Bill) Pawlak of Huntley, IL and James (Dana) Evans of Madison, WI; his 13 grandchildren, Matthew, Lindsay (Brett), Amy (Russell), Brian, Gayle, Michael, Ashley (Alex), Jackson, Tyler, Jason, Joey, Megan & Allison; his 4 great-grandchildren, Evan, Sienna, Calvin and Hailey Morgan; special friend to Lexi Udchitz and Bessie Cherry. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Patricia.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. and the family will greet friends at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 22nd at the Marengo United Methodist Church, 119 E. Washington Street, Marengo. For more information please call 847-515-8772 or online condolences can be directed to www.defiorejorgensen.com
We are so very sorry to lose Dick as a N.7 neighbor. He will be missed by all of us. Our thoughts & prayers go out to Sue & the whole Evans family!
My deepest sympathy to Sue and family. I know Dick will surely be missed.
Sue, Scott, Jennifer, James, Mary Kay, Paula, Nancy, and family, I am sorry to hear this. I have fond memories of my time with Dick and all of you! I trust that you do too, and that we will all keep him alive in our hearts. Love, David