Michael J. Evans, 78
Brooklyn Park Michael J. Evans of Brooklyn Park, passed away on April 29, 2020.
Michael, the son of William and Minerva (Thomas) Evans, was born June 24, 1941 in Pilot Grove Township.
Mike was an avid and accomplished fisherman. He participated in many large mouth bass fishing tournaments over the years for which he received high recognition and many prizes and awards. He had a great sense of humor and although he never was one to draw attention to himself, he had a way of drawing people to him and he made everyone he talked with feel special. He was a mentor and role model in both bass fishing and how to live an honest and integrious life. By trade he was a Master Electrician and owner of Evergreen Electric. He retired early from business at which time he enjoyed fishing (naturally), trading stocks, and spending time with his family – especially his granddaughter.
Preceded in death by wife, Arlene; brother, Larry; and sisters, Millie and Avis. Survived by daughters, Debbie Evans, Cheryl Evans (Ben Parkin); granddaughter, MacKenzie Evans; special family members, Jeanie (Emmet) Fennessey, Duane (Monica) Anderson; sisters, Barb Anderson, Dorothy (Jim) Varno, Kathy DeNio (Terry Gardner), Monica (Nick) Rooney; brothers, Billy Evans, Neil Evans, Joel (Brenda), Evans, and many nieces and nephews.
A private service is being held Friday, Oct. 23, at St. Joseph the Worker in Maple Grove, and internment at Gethsemane cemetery in New Hope.
If you wish to send a condolence to the family, please send to: Cremation Society of MN, c/o Michael J. Evans family, 7835 Brooklyn Blvd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445. In Lieu of flowers, family asks that you donate to The Nature Conservancy of MN, 1101 West River Parkway Suite 200, Mpls, MN 55415.