Charles "Charlie" Evanson
Charlie Evanson, age 66, of New Rockford, ND, died on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at CHI St. Alexis Health in Carrington, ND.
Charles Bradley Evanson was born on February 28, 1951, in Fargo, ND. He was the first born son of Jim and Mary (Hart) Evanson. The family moved to New Rockford in 1952, when his father accepted a teaching position. Charlie graduated from New Rockford High School in 1969. He then went on to graduate from Moorhead State University, where he met his future wife, Karen Gullickson, and received a BA in Social Work in 1977. From there, he went on to take a job as a county case manager in Kildeer, ND. He soon found a love for stained glass and turned that passion into a career for several years, in both Fargo and then Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Charlie and Karen were united in marriage January 24, 1982, at Glencoe, MN. While living in St. Paul, Karen and Charlie had two daughters, Rachel and Alice, and they decided to move the family to New Rockford in order to raise their children in a smaller community. Charlie worked for twenty-five years for people who have developmental disabilities in positions at 4th Corporation, New Rockford, and REM, Devils Lake, ND. After his retirement from social work, he worked for a local contractor and then at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, both of New Rockford.
Charlie was an active member of the community, serving on Celebrations Inc., Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd Foundation, and held many positions at the Methodist Church. One of his most-loved pastimes was his Thursday mornings with the Men’s Prayer Breakfast.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Karen, New Rockford, two daughters, Rachel Evanson, Fargo, and Alice Evanson, Moorhead; his siblings, Emily Hilgers, Moorhead, MN, John Evanson, Fargo, Anna (Doug) Hoffman, Trenton, ND, and Doug Evanson, Redmond, WA; and by his nieces & nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Mary (Hart) Evanson.
Thursday (April 6th) at 7PM in First Lutheran Church, New Rockford
First Lutheran Church, New Rockford, ND
DATE AND TIME:
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 2:00PM
Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND
(Scroll down to send condolence)
Name: Carol Mehlhoff
Date: April 8th
Message: I was so saddened to receive the news regarding Charlie- my heartfelt sympathy is extended to his family- u r in my prayers.
Name: Ginny Farrell-Hanson
Message: Karen, Rachael and Alice, Although we didn't get to know Charlie well because of the distance between California and Minnesota, we know how much he was loved and respected by all. He will live on in your memories. Blessings, love and comfort to you all during this challenging time.
Cousin Ginny and husband Jay Hanson
Name: Steve Tillotson
Message: Karen, Rachel, and Alice, I am so sorry for your loss. Charlie and I became friends in 1978 - 79 when we both worked in Killdeer, ND and we shared a small house on the edge of the prairie just south of Dunn Center, ND. Through some fun times, warm summers and a tough winter, he was a great guy and a good friend. I valued his intelligence, great sense of humor and his friendship. He was easy to get along with and we had a lot of laughs. I still think of him often when I think of those young days out west and particularly when I make a tuna fish sandwich (his was the best). We are all better for knowing Charlie. He leaves the world a much better place because of his life, family, friends and his work for people in North Dakota.
From me, my wife LeeAnn and my daughter Abby, all of Charlie's family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Name: Jonell Rittmiller
Message: So sorry to hear about the loss of Charlie. He was a gentle, loving man who made a difference in many lives and gave back to his community. He loved his family. Prayers are with you Karen, Rachel and Alice.
Name: Gail Steele
Date: April 5, 2017
Message: So very sorry to hear about Charlie. He was a great guy who I have known since 1st grade. I am sure he was welcomed into Heaven by Curt and Mike. My prayers are with you.
Name: Cheryl Solberg
Message: Charlie was one of my favorite people ever whether it was work or outside of work. Loved his sense of humor and his big laugh. God Bless you all and may your memories bring you peace and comfort.
Name: Lois Pfeiffer Schwarz
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Name: Theresa (Gilliss) Nelson
Message: I am so very sorry for your loss. Charlie was one of the coolest individuals in high school and I think he was even cooler when he was older.
There is no doubt that heaven is a sweeter place now that he is there.
Name: Paul Anderson
Message: Charlie worked with me at the Stained Glass Workshop in Fargo for 6 years. Years I remember well and fondly.
My heart and prayers go out to Karen, their children, and his family.
Name: Peggy Hibsch
Date: April 4, 2017
Message: So sorry to hear of your loss. I have a lot of fond memories of Charlie from 4th Corp. He will be missed.
Name: Tom Hartl
Message: Charlie and I worked at 4th Corporation as Program Coordinators for many years. We became fast friends. I admired his wisdom and enjoyed his neat sense of humor. He always had funny stories to tell and I loved them all. Such a warm, talented, and creative man. My heart goes out to you Karen, Rachel, and Alice. The world has lost great guy and I have lost a better friend.
Name: LaDonna Hatch.
Message: I am sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you
Send Condolences by Completing this Section: