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Archie Evans — Eyota

Archie Ivan Evans, 79, of Eyota, died peacefully in his home Oct. 4, 2015.

Archie was born Feb. 16, 1936, in Quincy Township, rural Dover, to Ivan and Florence (Selke) Evans. Archie lived on the farm until graduating from Plainview High School in 1954. He joined the U.S. Navy and served from 1954-1958.

In October 1959, Archie started his career at IBM. On Nov. 28, 1959, he was united in marriage to Audrey Asher in Eyota. They resided in Eyota. Archie retired from IBM on Oct. 5, 1984, later returning to IBM, where he continued working for three years.

Archie enjoyed many years of fishing, snowmobiling and motorcycling. They had a cabin in Siren, Wis., from 1980-2005. In the winter, they went to Arizona, and spent summers in Eyota and at the Lazy D Campground in Elba, where he enjoyed his friends and family. He was a member of the American Legion, Moose Club and VFW.

Archie is survived by his wife, Audrey, of Eyota; children, Debra (Sheldon) Wehrhan of Austin, Steven (Kristie) Evans of Eyota and David (Tammy) Evans of Eyota; 10 grandchildren, Jamie (Megan) Larson, Nicole (Brad) Hulet, Derek (Ashley) Ehmke, Brittany (Zebadiah) Henaman, Brandon (Elaina) Evans, Zac Littlefield, Caitlin Wehrhan, Jeremy Evans, Arik Littlefield and Dylan Wehrhan; 10 great-grandchildren, Kadin, Karli, Joshua, Gabriel, Alivja, Braxton, Sydney, Carter, Noah and Sawyer; a sister, Carol Graner of Plainview; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at Faith United Methodist Church in Eyota, with the Rev. Mark Woodward officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Eyota, and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 115 South Ave, Eyota, Schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com.