David Stephen EvanOctober 18, 1937 ~ July 29, 2017 (age 79)
David Stephen Evan
Oct. 18, 1937 - July 29, 2017
David S. Evan passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Timberwood Court in Albany, OR.
David was born October 18, 1937 in Minnesota Lake, MN to Stephen and Balbina (Maday) Evan. He graduated from Minnesota Lake High School where he played basketball. After graduation, David worked for Walter Stencel from 1955 to 1957. He then enlisted in the Army and spent time at Fort Chaffee, AR and Fort Leonard Wood, MO. He served in the 5th Eng. Combat Company.
David was released and went back to work for Walter until September 1961. He went to work for a masonry contractor at St. Paul Minnesota. In October, David first received a letter from the Army to report to Fort Lewis, Washington. This was at the time of the Berlin crisis and David was one of the first to fill in with the 1022nd Combat Engineers (a National Guard unit) from Powell, Wyoming.
David was released in August of 1962 and moved to Salem, OR. He did masonry work for three years and then went to work for the Oregon Highway Department. It was at that time that he met Anna D. Schlyper. They were married in July of 1966.
In 1968, David went to work at Oregon State University doing building maintenance and remodeling projects. In 1970, he and Anna moved to Albany and built their home. In 1992, he moved into a carpenter’s position at the university before retiring in June 1997.
Those left to cherish his memory are wife Anna Evan; brother-in-law Roger Giese of Newberg; sisters-in-law Irene Evan of MN, Joyce Evan of MN, Henry and Charmayne Schlyper of Bandon, OR, Albert Schliper and Lucy Jette of Aumsville OR, Omer and Debbie Schlyper of Klamath Falls, OR; children Matt and Eileen Evan of Redmond, OR, Maryann Evan and Rob Peacock of Albany, OR; grandchildren Matthew and Jacob Evan of Salt Lake, UT, Jeremy Evan of Denver, CO, Samantha Kreutzkamph of Albany, OR, and Darilyn Peacock of Albany, OR; as well as many nieces and nephews. David also leaves behind many special friends as well as the caregivers at Timberwood Court. The family would like to give a special thanks to Laura W. and neighbors.
David was preceded in death by his parents, sister, two brothers, and daughter Marilyn Evan Kreutzkamph.
A memorial service will take place at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Lebanon (100 S Main St). In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions to be made in David’s name to Willamette Hospice, Grace Center in Corvallis, or St. Edwards Catholic Church.