Thomas L. Evans
Nov. 7, 1944 ó June 17, 2016
Thomas L Evans of Waukesha died on Friday, June 17, 2016, at his home at the age of 71.
He was born in Waukesha on November 7, 1944, the son of Walter and Marie (nee Blank) Evans.
On June 10, 1967, he married Susan Anderson. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Reserve. Tom was a 1963 graduate of Waukesha South High School and a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ, where he was an active participant in the Menís Club. Tomís career began at RTE Corporation, he then moved to General Fiberglass Corp. and then onto Epic Resins, from where he retired. He was president of the Mukwonago High School Booster Club for many years and was recognized for his hard work by being inducted into the Mukwonago Hall of Fame for which he was very proud. He was instrumental in getting the first lighted high school soccer field in the state of Wisconsin ó this was truly a grass roots endeavor with many volunteers to help. He was a longtime member and past president of the Lakeland Officials Association, serving as a baseball umpire and basketball referee for youth in the Waukesha area He was always on the field with the teams as they played their games. He was a coach at the Waukesha YMCA in his younger days and later on very active with Spring City Soccer as well as Mukwonago High School Soccer, where he was the announcer for 25 years. He received many awards and trophies over the years and just loved being with others, either at play or work.
The family would like to extend appreciation and thanks to Dr. Gerald Berman for the great care he gave Tom. They would also wish to thank the caregivers who assisted the family during Tomís illness.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 49 years, Susan of Waukesha; his children Joelle (Paul) Novak of Gurnee, Ill., and Andrew Evans of Waterloo; and grandchildren Allison and Kaitlyn Novak of Gurnee, and Kirstin and Jake of Waterloo. His sister Betty (Buck) Staub of Waukesha and brother Roger J. Evans of Lily also survive, along with nieces, and nephews Nancy (Lee) Carlson, Dr. Rick (Cynthia Harrison) Staub, John (Lynne Vincent) Staub, Jeff Evans, Jill (Gary) Wilson, Susie (Tracy) Gac, David Evans, Stephanie Cotton, Dr. Kelly Jo (Scott Seiler) Wessberg and Aric (Amy Boatman) Anderson, and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Clyde; and his two nephews, Scott and Rick Evans.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 25 from 10:00 am until the noon funeral service all at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 100 E. Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186. Burial with full military honors will follow the service at Prairie Home Cemetery. Memorials are appreciated to the Menís Club at First Congregational Church or to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.