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Robert L. ‘Bob’ Evans, age 66 of Sidney, NE passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Colorado Acute Hospital in Lakewood, CO.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, April 15th in the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel with Rev. Leonard Suhr officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Cremation has been held, friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel on Monday until service time to sign Bob’s register book and drop off condolences for the family.
You may view Bob’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at www.gehrigstittchapel.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ann Evans, 1604 Sky Road, Sidney, NE 69162.
Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service LLC, is in charge of Bob’s care and funeral arrangements.
Robert L. ‘Bob’ Evans, the son of Robert Peter and Ann Wilhelminea (Kuemper) Evans, was born on January 23, 1947 at Worthington, MN. Bob moved around the country including, Sioux Falls, SD, Chicago, IL, Rawlins, WY, Sheridan, WY, Portland, OR and Cheyenne, WY before settling in Sidney in 1965. Bob purchased a truck in 1962, using it on construction sites in Colorado and Wyoming before starting a forty-five year career with his father as a diesel mechanic.
Bob was a member of the Sidney Volunteer Fire Department for fifteen years and loved cooking and working on fast cars. He also planted many trees and donated countless trees to the Sidney Parks Department. Following his retirement, Bob began wood working and had a passion for helping animals.
Survivors include his mother: Ann of Sidney, (2) children: Bill Evans and Dusti Evans both of Mesa, AZ; (1) sister: Sheree Evans-Metcalf and husband Les of Lakewood, CO; (3) grandchildren: Billy Jr., Chelsea and Randi; (1) great-grandchild and numerous extended family members and many friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his father: Robert P. Evans in April 1976.