James D. Evers

Dates

May 12, 1922 - June 7, 2019

Obituary

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.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Friday, June 14, 2019
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Friday, June 14, 2019
Time
11:00 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Westlawn Cemetery
Letcher, South Dakota


Posted by ROBERT AND DOROTHY PARKER on June 12, 2019
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU!SORRY WE CAN'T MAKE IT.
Posted by Trisha(Miller) Vaughn on June 11, 2019
Lois Evers and family's sorry for the loss of Jim. He was a very good guy I liked he as a friend.
Posted by Kim Palmer on June 11, 2019
So sorry for your loss Denny and Patty. Hugs and prayers to you and the whole family!
Posted by Randy and Linda Verba on June 11, 2019
Heartfelt sympathy to all the family. What a legacy he left behind! We always enjoyed visiting with Jim.
Posted by Nancy Kelly on June 10, 2019
Thinking of u Lois & family!! What a long wonderful life!! Hugs & prayers!!
Posted by Janell (Gaetze) Miller on June 10, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to the Evers family. So sorry to hear of JIm's passing, he will be missed by many.
Posted by Vicky Brooks Bailey on June 10, 2019
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers & God bless.
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