John Ole Evenson, 85

Published 7:59 am Thursday, February 7, 2019

John Ole Evenson, 85, of St. Simons Island, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, while in the hospital in Brunswick, Georgia.

John Ole Evenson, 85

John was born on Feb. 12, 1933, in Austin, Minnesota, the youngest of 15 children to Ole and Inga Evenson. He always had a passion for the outdoors and grew up enjoying hunting and fishing with his older brothers around his home in Southeast Minnesota. After graduating from Iowa State with a forestry degree, he had a prosperous career in the forest product industry that led him to live in many states. He believed in wildlife conservation and was a lifelong member/volunteer of various conservation organizations.

John is survived by his wife of 63 years. Doreen Ann Evenson (Lukehart); four children, Elizabeth J. Evenson, Eric J. Evenson (LuAnn Tipton), Peter M. Evenson and Nancy J. Evenson; and two grandchildren.

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There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church on St Simons Island. John would be honored in your remembrance of him with your contributions to charities of your choice.