Fern Evans

Fern Evans

January 23, 1930-August 23, 2019

Fern Evans, 89, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at Meridian Gardens in Columbus.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Columbus. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26 at McKown Funeral Home. Visitation will continue from 1- 2 p.m. on Tuesday with a 1:45 p.m. family prayer service at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund or the American Cancer Society.

Fern Jeannine (Settgast) Evans was born Jan. 23, 1930, in Platte County, to Walter and Emma (Hollman) Settgast. She was baptized on Feb. 16, 1930 at Christ Lutheran Church by Rev. Barneman. Fern attended school at District 44 and District 2. The family moved to Cedar Rapids in 1941. In 1943, they moved to a farm in Platte County. Fern then attended District 65 where she finished 6th, 7th, and 8thgrade. She moved to Columbus where she attended Kramer High School. Fern was confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church in 1944.

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On May 27, 1948, Fern was united in marriage to Donald Evans. To this union, five children were born: David, Robert, Daniel, Michael and Jeannine. She did many school bus trips with her children. Fern received a lifetime membership from the West Park P.T.O. She sang in the choir and served on funeral groups at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Fern enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers. She loved being with her 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Fern is survived by her five children and spouses: David (Barbara) Evans, Robert (Paulette) Evans, Daniel (Connie) Evans, Michael (Corinne) Evans, Jeannine (Ken) Podany: 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; brother, Walter Raymond (Linda) Settgast; sister, Alice Janssen; brother, Larry (Kay) Settgast.

She was preceded in death by parents, Walter and Emma Settgast; husband, Donald Evans; two daughters-in-law, Barbara and Susan Evans; brother-in-law, Charles Janssen.

Condolences may be left at www.mckownfuneralhome.com.

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