Jerry L. Evers, 66, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center following a long illness. Services will be held Friday, May 30 at Teahen Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids by Rev. Dr. Kay Slocum. Graveside services will be held on Saturday at Stanton Cemetery in Stanton, Nebraska. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home and also after 9 a.m. Friday before the service.
Survivors include his wife Ingrid; son Grant (Charity) Evers of Solon and their children Christina Keller and Brady Evers; adopted daughter Carly Hummel of Lawton; mother Jacqueline Lewis of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada; sisters Suzanne Cole of Wichita, Kan., Connie Rogers of Round Rock, Texas, and Deborah (Brock) Higginbotham of Virden, Manitoba, Canada; step brothers John (Liz) Lewis of Chino, Calif., and William Lewis of Prince George, British Columbia; step sister Kathy (Robert) Smith of Regina, Saskatchewan; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
His father Clifford, grandparents, step brother Mike Lewis, brothers in law Ron Cole and Arlie Rogers, and a nephew James Judd precede Jerry in death.
Jerry Lowell was born May 12, 1948 in Murdo, S.D., the son of Clifford Lowell and Jacqueline Madge Williams Evers. He married Ingrid June Wilke on June 2, 1973 in Columbus, Neb. Jerry worked at Teleconnect for 10 years and five years as an independent consultant within the telecom industry. His hobbies included photography, working in his yard, filming family and athletic events, travel, and planning surprises for those he loved.
The family would like to offer special thanks to Jerry’s cousin, Barrett Jackson, for donating a kidney to Jerry in 2010, an unselfish act which allowed Jerry to be with them another four years. The family would also like to thank his caregiver, Christine Dyson, for her dedication and all that she did to help care for Jerry the past three years.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family, Cedar Rapids Metro Youth Football Association, University of Iowa Foundation/UIHC Children’s Hospital, or St. Jude’s Research Hospital.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.