In Memory of Robert I. Evans
Died: April 23, 2018
Robert I. Evans, age 75, of Odebolt, Iowa, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018, at his home, of Odebolt, Iowa.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the Christensen – Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com
Robert Ivan Evans, age 75, passed away at his home near Odebolt, IA on April 23, 2018. Robert was born April 27, 1942, to Meta (Pagel) and Ivan Leroy Evans of Mason City, IA. He was educated in the Mason City school systems, NIACC, and the University of Iowa. He was a member of the Boy Scouts. Robert was baptized at St. James Lutheran and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City.
On June 6, 1964, Robert married Dorothy Fox at the United Methodist Church in Odebolt, IA. Two children were born to this union, Rachel Dian on August 20, 1968 and Matthew Jeremy on July 30, 1971. Robert and Dorothy made their home on the family farm near Odebolt for over 50 years.
Robert’s hobbies consisted of fishing and hunting in the Mason City area and later on in the Odebolt, IA area. He raised pheasants, quail and partridge. He also enjoyed gardening and raising flowers. He was an avid bowler for many years at the lanes in Odebolt and Ida Grove. Robert was a past Clinton Township trustee and was also past Master of Wheeler Masonic Lodge-Odebolt. Robert had love for most all types of music. He enjoyed singing in his high school choir as well as other choirs.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Dorothy; daughter Rachel (Jon) Miller; son Matthew (Debra) Evans; grandchildren Madison A. Cerizo (fiancé Don Halverson), Sydney N. Cerizo (special friend Ryan Johnson), Devin M. Cerizo, Brandt M. Evans, Braedan J. Evans, Brenna K. Evans; sister Delores Miller; brother Glenn Evans; nieces Emily (Alan) Williams, Riley and Ashlyn; other nieces and nephews; as well as many dear and valued friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ivan and Meta Evans; in-laws Paul and Fern Fox.
“The impact we have on the lives of others is our only true legacy.
This is the only thing that truly lasts when we are gone.”
And we are the sum total of everyone we have known.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Sunday
April 29, 2018
Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home
Extending our love and deepest sympathy to you at this time.
The loss of a husband, father and grandfather is hard to bear,
but let your wonderful memories of a life shared with him
sustain you in the times ahead. We deeply feel your loss.
Jack and Rita Holmes and family”
Praying for your family through this time that God will be with you now and in those moments, those firsts and many moments after - may He be with you in the form of friends and family when you need them most. And may your dad be with you as you share your memories with others!! ”
You and your family are in my thoughts. I’m so sorry for your loss.”