Sept. 15, 1926 ó March 19, 2017
David Kingsley "DK" Evans, of Jackson, was born to eternal life Sunday, March 19, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.
David was born to the late David Kingsley and Catherine (nee Doll) Evans on Sept. 15, 1926, in Cincinnati. Following high school, he entered the United States Merchant Marines, graduating from the Merchant Marine Academy in 1946. David proudly served on the SS Howell Lykes in the Pacific theater during World War II.
He received a BA in business from the University of Cincinnati in 1948.
He then went on and earned his masterís degree in business administration from Xavier University.
On Aug. 12, 1950, David was united in marriage to the love of his life, Mary Jane Meyer, in Statesboro, Georgia. They lived in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio before establishing their family home in Naperville, Illinois. In retirement, they moved to Jackson, where they were members of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg.
David enjoyed many active adventures with his family. He was an avid golfer and a member of Scenic View Golf Course. David and Mary Jane enjoyed bicycling and were members of the Chicago Area Tandem Society.
David rode his bicycle across the continental United States twice: once from Mississippi to Michigan and then from Georgia to California.
David enjoyed traveling to visit his family and internationally to locations including Ireland, Italy, Norway and Germany. David also enjoyed using technology to keep in touch with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren around the country. David is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Jane, and his four daughters, Catherine (Brian) Langfitt of Grand Junction, Colorado, Susan (Rich) Jaskot of Fairfax Station, Virginia, Jayne (Edward) Carpenter of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and Nancy (Robert) Gore of West Bend.He is further survived by his nine grandchildren, Ben (Erin) Owen, Brian (Erin) Jaskot, Elizabeth (Kyle) Porter, Katie (Cory) Brasel, David (Farrell) Jaskot, Mary (Steve) Scifres, Alex (Tina) Gore, Patrick (Corrine) Gore and Lindsay Langfitt. He is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren, Avery and Keane Owen, Ella, Cooper and Parker Jaskot, Sutton and Whitt Jaskot, Eli, Evelyn and Henry Brasel, Ava and Harper Scifres, Isaac and Ethan Gore, and Kinsley and Evan Gore, and three more great-grandchildren arriving later this year.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, at at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg with the Rev. Thomas Eichenberger presiding. The family will greet relatives and friends for a period of visitation Saturday, at the church only from 9:30-10:15 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Vincent de Paul are appreciated.
The Schmidt Funeral Home in Jackson is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available atwww.schmidtfuneralhome.com.