Ronald Francis Evans, 66, passed away peacefully in his home in Cherry Valley, IL on Friday, June 12, 2020 (his 44th wedding anniversary) with his bride Peggy Evans by his side.
Ron was born in Berea, Ohio on August 16, 1953 to Albert and Kathleen Evans. He grew up in metro-Detroit and moved to the Chicago area over a decade ago.
He will be profoundly missed by his wife, Peggy Evans, and his children, Aaron Evans and Alexis (Phil) Covington. He was a very PROUD father of Aaron and Alexis and the best grandfather to Claire and Connor Covington, who adored their “Pa” tremendously.
He was a kindhearted son to Kathleen and the late Albert Evans.
His siblings Gregory (Kathy), Douglas, Cyndi (George) and Timothy will greatly miss their quick-witted and mischievous brother. Ron will also be missed by his brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Kathy Gallagher.
The memories of Ron will also be held close to the hearts of many other friends, family, and co-workers, who have described him as a good friend, a great man, hard-working, dependable, honest, and humorous – always ready to share a joke or two.
Everyone who met Ron Evans quickly understood his devotion to his family, his infectious humor, his passion for hard work, and his love of reading and cooking. His family will especially miss his homemade spaghetti sauce, cheesy potatoes, and omelets. Ron was an avid reader and his nose was constantly buried in a book, with his favorite genres being suspense and mystery. We all shared countless laughs and he made sure to include and fill each day with his kind acts of love.
Ron worked for Kmart (Sears Holdings) since he was a teenager. He spent his entire career in retail, starting out as store management and working his way up to hold several positions at the corporate level. He was extremely passionate and dedicated to the stores and businesses he managed, but also found ways to maintain a fun atmosphere with his co-workers.
A memorial to celebrate Ron’s life will be planned at a later date.
The family asks in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to your local library. We are preparing book labels in Ron’s memory that we will be available soon.
Please share a favorite memory if you can. We know Ron would like that and so would we.
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