|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1932|
|Death: ||Sep. 24, 2009|
Ralph Evenson, age 76, of 4024 Evergreen Lane, Chilton, passed away suddenly on Thursday morning, Sept. 24, 2009, at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc.
Ralph was born Oct. 15, 1932, in the town of Liberty, son of the late Lester and Senona (Schwalbe) Evenson. He graduated from Valders High School to the pride of
his family with perfect attendance for 12 years with the class of 1950. He was baptized and confirmed at Valders West Church and a lifetime member of Faith Lutheran Church.
On Nov. 3, 1951, he married the former Melissa Woodcock at Niles Community Presbyterian Church. He farmed until 1973, and then worked for Evenson Construction and the town of Eaton. In 1979, he owned and operated the Sportsman's Club and Lanes until retiring in 2004. He enjoyed bowling for 60 years. He spent his retirement with Melissa, baby-sitting their grandchildren and woodworking in his shop. He enjoyed gardening and
especially his roses and birds. He also enjoyed his yearly fishing trips to Canada and vacations in Branson, Mo. He retired from the Collins Volunteer Fire Dept. Ralph was a charter member of the Collins Lions Club, receiving the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for his many years of service. He spent many summers running the stand for the Tuesday morning softball league and tournaments, and cooked many pancakes for the yearly Lions Pancake Breakfast. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren's sporting events and watching the Packers and Brewers games.
(Survivors omitted for privacy.)
He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Edward and Nathalie Woodcock; a sister-in-law: Alice Mary Pankratz; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Dexter (Edna) Woodcock.
A Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at Faith Lutheran Church in Valders. Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Jim Rasmus. Cremation has
occurred at All-Care Cremation Center, and Ralph will be laid to rest at J.O. Tyler Cemetery at a later date.
Lester Evenson (1906 - 1998)
Senona Schwalbe Evenson (1910 - 2008)
J. O. Tyler Cemetery
Created by: Laketownman
Record added: Aug 10, 2012
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