Irvin Ernest Carl Evers, age 91, of Wykoff, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Olmsted Medical Center in Rochester.
Funeral service for Irvin Evers will be held 1 p.m. Monday January 29, 2018, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Wykoff, Minn., with Rev. Michael Harman officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 2-5 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018, at St. Johns Lutheran Church and will continue for one hour prior to the service.
Irvin was born January 27, 1926, in rural Wykoff, the son of Fred and Hannah Louise (Schumacher) Evers. He was baptized February 21, 1926, and confirmed May 21, 1939, both at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Wykoff. He attended St. Johns Lutheran School and Wykoff High School, graduating in 1943. On February 4, 1952, Irvin was united in marriage to Esther Timm at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They owned and operated a dairy farm northeast of Wykoff, where he resided until moving to the Spring Valley Care Center in June of 2016.
Irvin enjoyed swimming and skiing, most of all with his grandchildren. A man of strong Christian faith, he was a lifelong member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Wykoff, where he served on the church council, taught Sunday School, and sang in the church choir. He shared his musical talents in several community groups over the years, including the Bluff Country Chorus, Root River Revelers, and Wykoff community plays. He will long be remembered for his harmonica playing, which he started at the age of four and continued until his death.
Irvin is survived by his wife Esther of Wykoff, three sons: Keith Evers of Wykoff, Minn., David Evers of Bakersfield, Calif., and Daniel (Lana) Evers of Rochester, Minn.; three daughters: Susan (Duane) Krahn of Wykoff, Minn., Debra (Loren) Stene of St. Ansgar, Iowa, and Janet (James) Kappers of Spring Valley, Minn.; seven grandchildren: Brandon Tukua, Megan (Erik) Nelson, Trent Krahn, Travis Krahn, Ryan (Molly) Kappers, Jennifer Evers, and Tyler Kappers; six great-grandchildren: Charlie, Levi, Nora, and Waylon Nelson and Haiden and Emily Kappers. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Pamela Evers, grandson Joshua Evers, a brother Wilke Evers, and two sisters, Meta Stender and Ida Vehrenkamp.
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