Warren E. Evans, 96, Huntingburg

Warren E. Evans, 96, of Huntingburg, died July 6, 2015, at The Springs at Tanasbourne senior living center in Hillsboro, Oregon. He was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota December 29, 1918, to Earl Edward and Stella (Soliday) Evans. He married Frances A. “Fran” Wheeler August 5, 1945, at the United Methodist Church in Brookings, South Dakota. She died November 10, 2009.

Warren was a salesman for Ralston Purina. After his retirement from Purina he was employed as an accountant at the Olinger Construction Company in Huntingburg for 10 years and then continued private accounting thereafter on a part-time basis. He was a member of the Huntingburg United Methodist Church, Dubois County Masonic Lodge No. 520 F&AM, the 33rd degree of the Scottish Rite, and the Ranger Battalion Association.  He served as a captain in the United States Army during World War II.  He was a member of the original Army Rangers who spearheaded five landings and six campaigns during the war. He fought in every battle of every campaign that the Rangers participated in during World War II.

He is survived by one son, Mark Evans and daughter Karen, Portland, Oregon; daughter-in-law Connie Evans, Huntingburg; and four grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Brad and Bruce Evans, one sister, Lorraine Theck, and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. (EDT) Saturday at United Methodist Church with a reception to follow. Pastor Lee Campbell will officiate at the service.  Interment of his cremains in the Greenwood Cemetery in Brookings, South Dakota.  Condolences may be shared online at www.nassandson.com.

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