William Hugh Evans

Oct. 11, 1937 - July 17, 2011

William H. "Bill" Evans of Markesan, formerly of Waukesha, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at the Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah at the age of 73. He was born in the Town of Delafield on Oct. 11, 1937, the son of William and Eunice (nee Williams) Evans.

On Aug. 3, 1957, he married Beverly Kleist. He worked for many years as a truck driver for the Fleming Co. Bill enjoyed trucking, farming, hauling corn, and restoring his John Deere tractors. Bill also enjoyed spending time in Mesa, Ariz., during the winter months.

He had a great love for his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of almost 54 years, Beverly, of Markesan and their children: Jackie (Phillip) Marquardt of Beaver Dam, Jill (Orin) Kowald of Cambria, Jean (Lowell) Hoffmann of Cambria, Jodi (Todd) Cigelske of Dousman, and Jennifer (Ken) Wiersma of Necedah; his 12 grandchildren: Kevin (Amber) Marquardt, Brad (Katie) Marquardt, Brian Kowald, Kaillee Kowald, Tim (Becky) Hoffmann, Jeff (Kelly) Hoffmann, Doyle (special friend Tonya) Hoffmann, Tracey (Mark) Hoffmann, Tierney (special friend Jordan) Cigelske, Chad Cigelske, Marc (Candice) Wiersma, and Kimberly (Mark) Gessner; his 15 great-grandchildren: Kylie, Carter, Kaden, Josilyn, Ryan, Gillyan, Rylee, Evan, Cohen, Blake, Austin, Katelyn, Weston, Preston, and Clayton.

He is further survived by his sister, Donna (Dean) Mickle of Wales, along with other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 20, 2011 from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Jerusalem Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Main Street, Wales. Pastor Bill Petterson will preside. Burial will immediately follow at Jerusalem Cemetery.

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