Clyde Louis Evers, 93
Clyde Louis Evers, 93, passed away Thursday, December 07, 2017, at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown, IA. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m., Monday, December 11, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Center Street, in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 11, 2017, until the time of the funeral services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family to disburse among some of Clyde’s favorite charities. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
Clyde was born Jan. 12, 1924, to Cornelius and Jeannette (Pas) Evers in East Lansing, MI. He mostly grew up in Pella and graduated from Pella Community High School in 1942 and attended classes at Central College in Pella before being called to active duty March 10, 1943. Clyde was part of the 273rd Field Artillery Battalion before being transferred to the 593rd Joint Assault Signal Company. He served two years, nine months, 27 days, five hours and 15 minutes. Upon returning from the war, Clyde re-enrolled in Central College and then Iowa State University in Ames, before returning to Central, graduating in 1949 with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. He met the love of his life, Anna Mae Williams, at Central and the two married August 26, 1949. They raised four girls, Bonna, Diana, Emilie and Faith. Clyde taught school in Denver, IA, for nine years before moving to Marshalltown in 1958 where he taught junior high science for 28 years, retiring in 1986. A long-time member of First Presbyterian Church in Marshalltown, Clyde served as a deacon, elder, Sunday school superintendent, was a member of the men’s group and also sang in the choir for several years. He was active in the community serving as member and president of Kiwanis, and volunteer at House of Compassion and the Food Box. He was a loving father and grandfather, a neighbor to all and a mentor to many.
Survivors include his sister, Mert (Marv) Tysseling, Pella; daughters: Diana Evers, Iowa City; Emilie (Warren) Olson, Marengo; Faith Evers, Stewartville, MN; son-in-law Scott Gonzales, Guthrie Center; seven grandchildren: Sunny (Nathan) Eighmy, Pella; Andrew (Jenna) Steffensmeier, Urbandale; Abby (Nic) Larson, Osage; Philip Steffensmeier (Kenda Stewart), Iowa City; Sarah (Alan) Lopez, Buffalo Grove, IL; Lindsay Olson, Cedar Rapids; Tyler (Sydney) Olson, Cedar Rapids; nine great-grandchildren: Piper, Saylor, Zoey and Fynn Eighmy; Miles and Ella Steffensmeier; Grant Larson; Sophie and Benjamin Lopez, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Evers; daughter Bonna Gonzales and brothers: Jim Evers, Alvin Evers, Stanley Evers and Bob Evers.