Norman F. “Jack” Evans

Jack Evans, age 79, of Midland, formerly of Interior, died Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at his residence in Midland.

Graveside services were held Saturday, June 10, at the Nowlin Cemetery west of Midland, with Pastor Ann Schlossnagle officiating.

Pallbearers were Ty, Tel and Talon Saucerman, Slate, Jace and Jadd Evans and Matthew Kirby.

Following the graveside services, a time of fellowship will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Midland.

Norman Franklin "Jack" Evans was born August 15, 1926, to Ben and Ruby (Sickler) Evans at his parents' home thirteen miles south of Interior. He attended Lone Tree Grade School and Wanblee and Interior High School through the tenth grade.

Jack was united in marriage to Marlin Idell Hercher on October 11, 1953 in Rapid City, and to this union four children were born, Prerry, Heather, Clover, and Jack. In 1999 three grandchildren were adopted, Slate, Mariah, and Alaetra.

Jack had various jobs throughout his life. He worked at Ellsworth Air Force Base as a mechanic, ranched and farmed with his parents and later on his own, he constructed the Minutemen Missiles, set up trailer houses, operated a maintainer for the county, operated a scraper for various construction jobs, and in his later years he owned and operated a second-hand store, where he enjoyed dealing and trading treasures. Jack was also a Jackson County Commissioner for 28 years.

Grateful for having shared his life include his wife, Marlin, of Midland; two sons, Jack Evans and his wife, Jill, of Misawa, Japan, and Slate Evans of Midland; five daughters, Prerry Saucerman and her husband, Clint, of Midland, Heather Kirby and her husband, Jerry, of Parker, CO, Clover Evans of Interior, Mariah Lynn Evans of Midland, and Alaetra Evans of Midland; eight grandchildren, Ty and Emily Saucerman, Tel and Ellie Saucerman, Talon Saucerman and his fiancé, Christi, Matthew and Elizabeth Kirby, and Jace, Jaya, and Jadd Evans; three great-grandchildren, Emma, Sawyer, and Benjamin Saucerman; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Ralph Evans; and two sisters, Myrtle Evans and Mildred Guardado.

Rush Funeral Home of Philip was in charge of arrangements.