William S. Evens, 59, beloved husband, father and brother went to be with Jesus on December 30, 2021 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida while on vacation.
He was born June 7, 1962 in St. Lous, Missouri to Lt. Col. Earl and Esther (Craft) Evens. His father was in the Air Force so he grew up in Spain, Texas, Alabama, Belgium and New York He graduated from Tri-State (Trine) University in Angola. He was employed with Phifer Wire of Tuscaloosa, Alabama for almost 35 years.
In 1993 he married the former Brigitte Linden and lived in Granger, Indiana. They have one daughter, Erienne, who was born in Guatemala and settled in his heart forever.
Will loved golfing, fishing, traveling and was a numismatist. He was president of Elkhart Coin Club and loved History. He served his church, First Presbyterian of Elkhart as a Sunday School teacher, youth leader, bell ringing instructor for children, deacon, trustee and elder through the years.
He is survived by his wife and daughter of Granger and older brother Earl Evens, many cousins, and his Aunt Alice Evens of Oklahoma. Also his youth group kids “special son” Max Schroff and his “special nephews” Clark and Jojo Stutsman and other loved ones.
Will loved talking to people, playing games and attending functions with lots of people and good food. His very favorite activity was walking the beach, searching for shells and talking to others. He could do it for hours and always wanted to pass away on a beach, which he did. He will be dearly missed by so many and they all look forward to seeing him again in heaven one day.
A visitation will be from 5pm to 7PM on Friday, January 7, 2022 at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home in Elkhart. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 2PM with an hour of visitation prior to the service at First Presbyterian Church. Pastor Sally Wicks of First Presbyterian Church will officiate.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Samaritans Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.