James Evers, Mitchell, SD died Friday, June 07, 2019 at Firesteel Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, June 14, 2019, at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell. Burial will be at Westlawn Cemetery in Letcher at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service.
James D. Evers was born May 12, 1922 in Winifred, MT to Edward and Jennie (McLaughn) Evers. He grew up at Winifred where he attended school and graduated from Winifred High School. He worked for an area rancher until December 1943, when he enlisted in the US Navy. He was an electrician on the US Mellete and served most of his tour in the South Pacific. Following the service he moved to Letcher and was employed by his Navy buddy, Aaron Alt, wiring many area places for Rural Electric Association. On June 18, 1948 he married Lois Edwards. Jim soon began farming, which he did until retiring in 2000. He loved cattle and took great pride in his livestock and farming operation. Because of his love for horses he helped start the Letcher Saddle Club. He served on the Logan Township Board, was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Letcher American Legion Post 93.
Family left to mourn his loss are his wife Lois, three sons: Dennis (Patty McCarthy) Evers, Bob Evers, Everett (Jackie) Evers, eight grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, one great great granddaughter, sister-in-law, Arlene Hanten, brother-in-law, Tom Ford and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Tim, daughter-in-law, Janice, four sisters: Ruth (Jim) Gibbons, Inez (Everett) Pollard, Isabelle (Frank) Wherley, Audrey (Tom) Ford, four brothers: Ed, Louis (Rena), Robert (Fern) and a baby brother in infancy.