CLINTON NICHOLAS EVANS

 

from the Liberty County Farmer                                                     Oct. 25, 1989

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   Clinton Nicholas Evans was born in Willow Lake, Township, MN on May 20th, 1912. His parents, Anna Schmitz and Ephriam Evans, had homesteaded in MN. Clint was raised in the Catholic faith and received his formal education near Willow Lake. At age 13 Clint caine to MT to live with an older brother. In 1930 he returned to the family farm in MN. On Aug. 16th, 1933 he married Mathilda (Tillie) Jenniges at Wanda, MN. They made their home in MN for the next four years, then moved to Inverness, MT in 1937. The following year they moved to Rudyard, and they made their home there from that time one.

   During those first years in Rudyard, Clint worked for the Farmers Union Oil Company. In 1945 he was inducted into the U.S. Army and was sent to Camp Maxey, TX for infantry training.  Fortunately, he was discharged later that same year, and he returned to Rudyard. He worked for Sanvik Brothers until 1950. In the years that followed, Clint did farm labor and carpentry work. He re­tired in 1974. In 1984 he was hit by an automobile near his home in Rudyard, and his health has slowly deteriorated since that time. In July of this year Clint moved to the Liberty County Nursing Home in Chester. He died there on the early morning of Wed., Oct. 25th. He was 77 years old.

   Clint was a member of Our Lady of Ran­som Church in Hingham. His hobbies included hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed baseball, cribbage and pool. Every year he planted a large vegetable garden and he always enjoyed giving away the “fruits of his garden” to local friends and relatives. Clint loved children, and in these later years he got great pleasure in buying candy and gum for his grandkids and the other kids in the neighborhood.

   Clint’s survivors include his wife, Tulle of Rudyard; four sons, Mathias (‘Tiger”) of Havre, Clinton, Jr. of Auburn, WA, Eugene of Sunburst, and William (“Bill”) of Havre; eight daughters, Mary Ann Riley of Salem, OR, Gloria Mangold of Rudyard, Cyrilla Burrows of Chester, Arliss Keller of North Havre, Valorie Peterson of San Diego, CA, Teresa Bartholomew of Laurel, Anita (“Nicks Evans of Seattle, WA, and Julie Holt of Havre; three brothers, Ernest Evans of Inverness and George and Otis Evans of Redwood Falls, MN; three sisters, Leona Wagner of Waite Park, MN, Evelyn Olson of New Urn, MN, and Frances May of Inverness; 46 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces. Clint was preceded in death by his parents, by three brothers (Victor, Con and George), by seven sisters (May, Betsy, Meiie, Nettle, Florence, Katie and Rose), and by four grandchildren.

   Rosaiy prayers were recited by Father Frank Kelly on Fri. evening at 7:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholc Church in Inverness. The funeral mass was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Sat. at Sacred Heart. Scripture readings were by a granddaughter, Patty Hickman. Altar servers were grandsons, Jared and Justin Keller. Granddaughters, Doreen Seidlitz and Lisa Burrows, presented the communion gifts. Special music was provided by members of the church choir and organist, his White. Vocal tributes by Jerome Lincoln included ‘The Lord’s Prayer”, ‘The Lord is My Shepherd”

and “On Eagle’s Wings”. The choir sang “Amazing Grace” and “Here I Am, Lord.”

   Other grandsons served as pallbearers and ushers. Interment with military rites was in the Rudyard Cemeteiy. Following the graveside services, a luncheon was held at the Rudyard Catholic Youth Center. Funeral arrrangements were by Rockman Chapel, Chester.

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