Ward H. Evenson, DDS

Oct. 26, 1920 - Feb. 18, 2009

Ward H. Evenson, DDS, of Waukesha, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009, at AngelsGrace Hospice at age 88. He was born Oct. 26, 1920, in Waukesha, the son of Nels and Edna (Zickert) Evenson.

After graduating form Waukesha High School in 1938, he graduated from Carroll College in 1941 and Marquette Dental School in 1944. On July 10, 1948, Ward was united in marriage to Sue Doyle at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Waukesha. Ward proudly served his country in the Naval Air Force Dental Corps during World War II. He was stationed at Alameda Navel Hospital where he received his training for hospital dentistry, which he brought back to Waukesha Memorial Hospital to begin their first dental staff. For many years to follow, Ward had his own dental practice in Waukesha, and he was a lifetime member of the American Dental Association. He was a part of the original group of dentists who brought fluoridated water to Waukesha. Active in the community, Ward was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Tripoli Shriner and a member of Noon Kiwanis. He was also a past president of the PTA of Hatfield, a member of Merrill Hills Country Club and a 61-year member of St. Matthias Episcopal Church. He also enjoyed being a member of the Army and Navy Club of Washington, D.C.

Ward will be sadly missed by his wife, Sue of Waukesha; three children, Nancy (Clarkson) Lindley of Minneopolis, Lea (Rick) Sund of Seattle and Ward H. "Mike" (Kim) Evenson II of La Crosse; five grandchildren, Carter Lindley, Hali Sund, Pat Sund, Ward H. "Tripp" Evenson III and Jenna Evenson; and great-grandson, Ward H. "Sunny" Evenson IV.

He is preceded in death by his son, John, and his parents.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass on Monday, Feb. 23 at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 111 E. Main St., Waukesha. The Rev. David Simmons will preside. A luncheon will follow at Merrill Hills Country Club, W270-S3425 Merrill Hills Road, Waukesha. Burial with full military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24 at Prairie Home Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ward’s memory may be made to the Waukesha Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 531, Waukesha, WI 53187, or the Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

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