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223 North Bedford Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: 269-965-5145
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Stanley Evans

Stanley Lee Evans Jr.

Friday, June 7th, 1935 - Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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Stanley Lee Evans, Jr. passed away last Thursday, after a long illness. He was born in Battle Creek, MI to Stanley and Yvonne (Chabot) Evans.
He graduated from Battle Creek Central in 1953, where he was a member of the wrestling team. He was proud of the fact that he placed third in the state tournament in his senior year.
Stan loved to play ball. He played baseball during his teen years, then later switched to fast pitch softball, where he played and managed Mullett Motors softball team. They won the Battle Creek city championships for several years. He remained life-long friends with his fellow ball players. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing and made numerous trips to the Upper Peninsula to pursue these activities. He was a long time bowler and took up golf in his later years. He was a fan of NASCAR and country music. He was a member of the local Grain Millers’ Union.
Stan worked for Kellogg’s in the packaging department for years, retiring in 1991.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores “Tootie” (Erickson) Evans. They were married on June 13, 1954 at the First Congregational Church and spent 65 years together. He is also survived by sons Brad (Susan) Evans of Richmond, VA; Greg Evans of Springfield, MI; and daughter Kathi S. Evans of Indian Rocks Beach, Florida; four grandchildren and four great-children, brother: Donald Evans of Battle Creek, MI and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Betty Rose, and brothers Jimmy Evans, Robert Evans, Joe Evans, Leo Evans, Steve Evans and Leroy Evans.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association--- Michigan Chapter’ 200 Turwill Lane, Suite 6, Kalamazoo, MI 49006 or the American Cancer Society, Mid -Michigan office, 1755 Abbey Road, East Lansing, MI 48823.
A memorial celebration of Stan’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, 223 North Bedford Road, Battle Creek, MI.
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Jackie Sheldrick

Posted at 12:56pm
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Jackie Sheldrick

Posted at 12:51pm
Stanley was such a special man. I met him through my husband and shared many great times with him & many of his other friends. Stan enjoyed life & had a personality that wouldn't quit. For a period of time Stan sold used cars & we bought several through him. True to form, when transporting cars Stan wanted the driver of the car following him to stay close behind & not allow a large gap between cars. I'll never forget how difficult it was to follow him on the highway & my husband & I would kid about staying close & not making Stanley mad!
Stan was a kind man who would pay for kids to play pool & other games when he was at a bowling alley or an arcade. His mother relied on him for a number of things as she got older & he was always there to help her.

People relied on Stanley to listen to them when they had problems & knew he would not ever reveal anything personal. He had a good way of asking for things; For example If he wanted to have a private conversation he would say "would it make you too mad if I talked to your husband alone?" When someone was ill or in a crisis Stanley would appear to help however he could.

I could say lots more but these are a few of the memories I have of Stanley which hopefully express some of his character traits which made him so special. I will miss him so much & will always stay close to his wonderful wife Dee.

Jackie Sheldrick

Paul & Jean Kline

Posted at 01:19pm
Dee, we're so sorry to learn of Stan's passing. We're thinking of you and your family at this sad time and hope your many wonderful memories will be a comfort to you now and as time goes on. Prayers for all of you.


Posted at 06:01pm
Farewell to my BEST FRIEND EVER and I will be seeing you soon, until then my thoughts and prayers will be with you.

John and Saundra Carr

Posted at 09:09am
So very sorry to learn of Stan’s passing. Our sympathy to Toot and family. Good memories of fishing and hunting together! Biking in the UP was great fun.

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