Raymond Evers

Raymond Evers

 

Raymond Evers age 86, of Comfrey, MN died on November 18, 2022, at his home in rural Comfrey, MN. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Paul's Catholic Church in Comfrey, MN on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.  

The clergy will be Fr. Mark Steffl and Fr. Tanner Thooft. Interment will be at the St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Comfrey, MN.

There will be no visitation as per Raymond’s wishes. 

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Comfrey, MN. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.

Raymond Richard Evers was born August 31, 1936 at his parents’ farm in Delton township to Henry Evers, Jr. and Margaret (Lehnert) Evers. He was baptized and confirmed in Christ at Salem Lutheran Church. He attended grade school through 12th grade in Comfrey, and he graduated from Comfrey High School in 1954. He often joked that he missed more days of school than he attended, but he had a keen sense of business that he used throughout his agriculture career. 

Following graduation, Raymond was drafted into the Army, and he spent 2 years in Fort Carson, Colorado serving his country. In 1976, he married his cherished wife, Denice (Lang) at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, and they have been happily married for the past 46 years. They were blessed with their only child, Meredith, in 1978. 

Raymond’s lifelong professional passion was farming and his beef cattle operation that he grew with his father and brother. He began farming at a young age with his family, and watching the crops grow and prosper brought him joy throughout his life even after his retirement in 1998. He shared his love of the land with his family, and he had many wonderful memories of life on the farm to share especially with his beloved grandson, Merik. 

Throughout the years, Raymond has enjoyed playing softball, drinking a good cup of coffee, caring for family members, traveling on many adventures, and volunteering in various organizations. He was confirmed into the Catholic church in 1997, and he has treasured growing in his faith in his golden years. 

Raymond’s greatest joy was spending time with his family. From watching his daughter dance to seeing his grandson play baseball and marimba, he always was front and center at events beaming with pride. His greatest blessing would be to be called papa, and he enjoyed every moment of his grandpa duties including playing catch, four-wheeling, and fishing. 

Raymond was the most devoted husband, father, and papa, and his love for his family is a love that will be felt forever. He was generous of heart and spirit, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. 

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Denice; daughter and son-in law, Meredith and Mark Junker of Big Stone, SD; his pride and joy grandson, Merik; his sister Lila Willis of Casa Grande, Arizona; his brother Norbert (Carol) Evers of Mankato, MN; and many nieces and nephews whom he held dear. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Henry; his in-laws Germaine and Norbert Lang; and his sister and brother-in- law Marion and Doug Nelson. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be given to one of the following charities close to Raymond’s heart: St. Paul’s Catholic Church, St. Paul’s Cemetery, Comfrey Fire Department or the Comfrey First Responders.

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