Marion B. Evans

Aug. 12, 1917 – April 22, 2012

Marion B. Evans of Sun Prairie, formerly of Wales, died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at Pine View Living of Sun Prairie at the age of 94. She was born Aug. 12, 1917, the daughter of Evan J. and Mary Belle (nee Goodwin) Roberts.

During the Depression, she moved to Chicago and worked for Campbell’s Soup Co. In 1940, she married Harold Evans; he preceded her in death in 1989. For many years, she worked as a library aide for Waukesha and Kettle Moraine public schools. She was a member of Dousman No. 257 Order of the Eastern Star.

Marion was a longtime member of Jerusalem Presbyterian Church in Wales and was a member of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church in Cottage Grove. Marion was very proud to have lived a long and full life.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Sally (Rodney) Johnson of Hatfield and Thom (Kim Miller) Evans of Monona; her grandchildren, Steven (Susanne) Lodes, Angie Lodes, Jeremy Johnson, Aimee Crass, Mara Evans, Elena Evans, Jenna Evans and Connor McDermott; and three great-grandchildren, Hannah Lodes, Sam Lodes and Jack Elliott. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Harold, she was preceded in death by her brothers, John and Hugh; her daughter-in-law, Sally Gronli-Evans; and her son in-law, James Lodes.
The family wishes to extend a special thank-you to Pine View Living of Sun Prairie and to St. Jude Hospice for their kind and gentle care of Marion.

Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service Friday, April 27, at Jerusalem Presbyterian Church, 207 W. Main St., Wales, WI 53183. Burial will immediately follow at Jerusalem Cemetery.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to Jerusalem Presbyterian Church (address above) or to Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 229 N. Main St., Cottage Grove, WI 53527.
For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to to leave the family an online tribute message.