Irvin Evers
Irvin Evers

Irvin Ernest Carl Evers, 91, of Wykoff, died on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester.

He was born on Jan. 27, 1926, in rural Wykoff, the son of Fred and Hannah Louise (Schumacher) Evers.

He was baptized on Feb. 21, 1926, and confirmed on May 21, 1939, both at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wykoff.

He attended St. John’s Lutheran School and Wykoff High School, graduating in 1943.

On Feb. 4, 1952, he was united in marriage to Esther Timm at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.

They owned and operated a dairy farm northeast of Wykoff, where he resided until moving to the Spring Valley Care Center in June of 2016.

He enjoyed swimming and skiing, most of all with his grandchildren. A man of strong Christian faith, he was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wykoff, where he served on the church council, taught Sunday school and sang in the church choir. He shared his musical talents in several community groups over the years, including the Bluff Country Chorus, Root River Revelers and Wykoff community plays. He will long be remembered for his harmonica playing, which he started at the age of 4 and continued until his death.

He is survived by his wife, Esther of Wykoff; three sons, Keith Evers of Wykoff, David Evers of Bakersfield, Calif., and Daniel (Lana) Evers of Rochester; three daughters, Susan (Duane) Krahn of Wykoff, Debra (Loren) Stene of St. Ansgar, Iowa, and Janet (James) Kappers of Spring Valley; seven grandchildren, Brandon Tukua, Megan (Erik) Nelson, Trent Krahn, Travis Krahn, Ryan (Molly) Kappers, Jennifer Evers and Tyler Kappers; six great-grandchildren, Charlie, Levi, Nora and Waylon Nelson and Haiden and Emily Kappers.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela Evers; grandson, Joshua Evers; a brother, Wilke Evers and two sisters, Meta Stender and Ida Vehrenkamp.

A funeral service for him was held on Monday, Jan. 29, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Wykoff with the Rev. Michael Harman officiating. Burial took place in the church cemetery.

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