In Memory of

Arthur Lester Evans

July 11, 1924 - April 27, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Arthur Lester Evans

Arthur Lester Evans

Born: July 11, 1924
Died: April 27, 2021
Age: 96

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   Arthur Lester Evans Jr. was born July 11, 1924, in the Gillett Grove area to Arthur and Orpha (Warwick) Evans. His childhood years were spent in Gillett Grove where he attended school and graduated from Gillett Grove Consolidated School in 1944.  Art was active in High School sports.  He thoroughly enjoyed baseball and basketball.

   On April 16, 1954, Art was united in marriage to Laura Irene Bressler at the Gillett Grove Methodist Church.  To this union six children were born.  Art and Irene raised their family on a farm northeast of Gillett Grove.

   On June 27, 1993, Art married Sue Meyer at the First Baptist Church Spencer, Iowa.  For many years Art and Sue enjoyed sharing Shaklee with their family and friends.

   Art enjoyed teaching adult Sunday school, his Angus cow herd, and telling stories of his childhood to family. He was also a lifelong avid Iowa Hawkeye fan.

   Art passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City Iowa, at the age of 96. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Irene; infant son, Arthur; daughter, Jane; great-granddaughter, Halle Jade; brother-in-law, Gale Alger; sister, Shirley Alger; brother-in-law, Kenneth (Ted) Bressler, and niece, Cindy Richardson.

   Art leaves the legacy of his faith in his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom he followed in obedience all his life. Those left to cherish the memory of his honesty and integrity are his wife, Sue; his children:  John Evans of Webster City, Iowa, Althea (Rod) Rouse of Webster City, Iowa, Curt (Cari) Evans of Ontario, Ohio, and Kenneth Evans of Spencer Iowa; three step-daughters: Diane (Mike) Blum of Clarksville, Iowa, Deidre (Richard) Drees of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Denise (Chad) Bailey of Peoria, Illinois; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, nieces, and other relatives and friends.

SERVICES
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Spencer.


OFFICIATING
Rev. Curt Batschelet
CASKET BEARERS
Eric Reiling
Eric Crandall
Paul O'Brien
Jason Rouse
Dwight Reiling
Gabe Rouse
VISITATION
Will be held one hour prior to the Funeral Service at the First Baptist Church in Spencer.
MUSIC
Congregational Hymns
"In The Garden"
"Amazing Grace"

Duet
By Elizabeth Rouse and Lydia Rouse

Organist, Brenda Sassman
INTERMENT
Dickens Cemetery
Dickens, Iowa

Condolences

Monday, May 3, 2021 at 9:25 AM
“Sue, I just saw that Art passed away. I am so sorry. I always enjoyed visiting with him & you. What a wonderful man he was. Richard Lough”
- Richard G Lough
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7:37 AM
“Dear Sue, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Art. He was a fun guy and I always enjoyed visiting him when I picked up Shaklee. My heart goes out to you and my prayers are with you. May Jesus comfort you.

With Sympathy,
Betty”
- Betty
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 8:01 AM
“We were so sorry to hear about Art he was such a great neighbor our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family”
- Steve and Barb Meyer
Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11:05 AM
“Dearest Sue, my deepest sympathies on the loss of Art. Cherish always the wonderful years you two had together. Also thanks from the bottom of my heart for you and Art's friendship with my mother. Take care Sue. Doris”
- Doris Welle
Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 7:43 AM
“We send our love and prayers . May God give you peace and you feel his everlasting love and care.”
- James Pat and Lea Ann Jefferson
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 2:25 PM
“Sorry for your loss.. I bought shaklee from Sue years ago and liked visiting with him.”
- Sue Merritt Klimes
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8:03 AM
“To all of the Art Evans Family we pray our Lord and Savior Jesus will hold each one of you in His loving arms and comfort each one of you, beyond all understanding. Love, Dad and Mom (Henry and Margie)”
- Henry and Margie Mann
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8:03 AM
“Dear Evans Family, We pray our Lord Jesus comforts each of you beyond all understanding. With our love, Dad, Mom, (Henry, Margie), Robb, Dianna, Buster, Ryan, Shaundra and Wyatt”
- Mann Family
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 8:03 AM
“Sue, I am so sorry for your loss. Always loved visiting with Art when I stopped at your house. Hugs and prayers to you. Take care,”
- Sally Christensen DeLoss
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 9:06 PM
“Oh art! You were my favorite most spunky resident! I'm so sad for your wife! Rest easy art! Lots of love”
- Amanda cross
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