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Roy Evans, 89, Webster City

May 24, 2012
The Daily Freeman Journal

Roy D. Evans, 89 years old, passed away Sun. May 20, 2012 at his home in Webster City, IA. Visitation will be held on Thurs. May 24th from 5-8 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Webster City. Funeral services will be held on Fri. May 25th at 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Roy was born on April 8, 1923 to Alva & Grace Burkhead Evans in Woolstock, IA. He was educated in the Webster City School system. He married Helen M. Peterson on June 23, 1946 in San Francisco, CA. They were married for 65 years and were blessed with 8 children, including: Kathy Cory (deceased); Rita Oswald (Rev. Mark), Conklin, MI; Keith Evans, Webster City; Deb Fisher (Bob), Waterloo; DeAnn (Dave Atchison), Fort Dodge; Liz Evans, Webster City; Cheryl Evans-Pryor, Des Moines; Norma Evans & Dan Hoover, Coalville. In addition, he has 14 grandchildren, 14-great-grandchildren & is survived by many cousins & nephews. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Kathy, infant brother James, brothers Everett, Robert, Kenneth, and sisters Margaret Loder, Marie Sealine & Violet Evans.

He started working at a young age and was employed at various places over the years including: Fort Dodge, Des Moines Southern Railroad, Selby's Produce, a turkey farm, McCollough Foundry, Morton's Food Pies, and he worked on farms near Webster City month by month. He served in the United States Navy during WWII on the USS Corbesier. Roy was a cook as a 2nd class Petty officer and during general quarters he manned the 5 inch guns.

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Roy Evans

Following discharge from the Navy, he worked as a cook at Hammers Cafe and Little Chicago Cafe in Webster CIty. He was also involved in carpentry work for a large part of his life, and was a handyman who helped many people with various projects. He took great pride in all of his work. He was also an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing all of his life. Spending family time together was the most important thing to him. Memorials will be made at the discretion of the family. He will be greatly missed.



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