Milo F. Evans

June 6, 1917 - March 2, 2008

Milo F. Evans, 90, of Burlington, formerly of Waukesha, died Sunday, March 2, 2008, at Union Grove Veterans Home. He was born June 6, 1917, in the town of Genesee, the son of Edward and Margaret (nee Roberts) Evans.

Milo proudly served his country in the 1906 Aviation Engineers of the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in the South Pacific, Okinawa, New Guinea and the Philippines.

After the war, Milo married Valma Johns in 1946; she preceded him in death in 1975. He was later united in marriage to Marjorie Rose Carr in January 1977 at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Waukesha. Milo was employed at Waukesha Engine for more than 40 years. He was a 60-year member of American Legion D.J. Martin Post 8 in Waukesha, and enjoyed attending many WWII veterans reunions. He also belonged to the National Campers and Hikers Association and the Wisconsin Retirees Campers.

Milo will be sadly missed by his wife of 31 years, Marjorie of Burlington; three children, Dale (Sandy) Evans of Edgar, Debra (Gary) Steinberg of Jenison, Mich., and Diane (John) Stasko of Stanley; four stepchildren, Gary (Phyllis) Carr of Burlington, Stanley (Sue) Carr of Bessemer, Mich., Stephen (Cheryl) Carr of Bessemer and Peggy (Joe) Shafer of California; seven grandchildren, 12 stepgrandchildren and 30 stepgreat-grandchildren; and one brother, Henry "Hank" (Alice) Evans of Juneau.

He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Rolland, Edward, Donald and David "Newt."

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Thursday, March 6, at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 200 Richard St., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Tom Launius will officiate. Interment will follow at St. Josephs Catholic Cemetery with full military honors provided by American Legion Post 8 of Waukesha.

Memorials may be made to Southminster Presbyterian Church (address above), or to the CAP Fund (Child Abuse Prevention), c/o Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, M.S. 3085, P.O. Box 1997, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.

He was just a "Common Soldier" and his ranks are growing thin,

but his presence should remind us we may need his like again.

For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldiers part

is to clean up all the troubles that others often start.

If we cannot give him honor while hes here to hear the praise,

then at least lets give him homage at the ending of his days.

Perhaps a simple notice in the paper that would say

"Our country is in mourning because a soldier passed away."

- Author unknown