Jack Lorin Evans was born to John R. and Callie (Ross) Evans on December 12 1923 in Tecumseh, Nebraska. He grew up near Tecumseh and graduated from Vesta High School. He met his future wife, Henrietta Wagner before he was inducted in the service. Jack served his country during the end of World War II from Aug. 23, 1944- July 5, 1946. He was in the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns.
Jack and Henrietta were married June 14, 1947. To this union four children were born, Linda, Sandra, Judy and Tom. The couple made their home in Tecumseh where they raised their family and Jack worked as the Johnson County Superintendent for the Nebraska Department of Roads.
Jack enjoyed driving his 5th wheel camper and taking his family camping all over Nebraska. He loved wood-working and made many hope chests and other beautiful items for family members. He enjoyed all Nebraska sports as well as the Kansas City Royals. His wife Henrietta passed away Dec. 12, 2013. Jack stayed in his home in Tecumseh until his health declined and he moved to Clark Jeary in Lincoln and later Gold Crest Retirement Center in Adams. He passed away there on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the age of 97 years. Jack was a loving, caring dad and dearly loved his family. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He is survived his children Linda George and husband Gary of Leo, Indiana, Sandra Wolff and husband Chris “Skip” of Bennington, Judy Wunder and husband John of Omaha and Tom Evans and wife Cindy of Firth, 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one on the way, and many nieces and nephews.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, wife Henrietta and brothers, Jim Evans and wife Margaret, Chuck Evans and John Lloyd Evans and wife Shirley.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska with Pastor Hugh Giesbrecht officiating.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska.
Memorials may go to the family’s choice.
Interment will be in the Tecumseh Cemetery, Tecumseh, Nebraska with full military rites by the Army National Guard Funeral Honors Team and the Tecumseh VFW Post #8221 and Legion Post #2.
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