OBITUARY

Ronald James Evert

October 15, 1944September 20, 2020

Ronald James Evert, age 75, of Northbrook, formerly of Deerfield, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on September 20, 2020.

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Ron married the love of his life, Jan, in 1965. They raised their family in Deerfield before moving to other northern suburbs to enjoy the many fun years that followed.

Ron is survived by his wife, Janet; his children, Matthew (Denise) and Michele (Jon Eggers); his grandchildren, Drew and Lauren; and his brother, Robert (Lori).

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will only be a small private family service. We encourage you to post your memories and condolences below in the remembrance of this wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made to the JourneyCare Hospice Foundation in honor of Ron.

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Jim Wharton

October 12, 2020

Dear Jan, Matt, Michelle and families,

I met Ron for the first time when I was 19 years old. My dad, Paul, and I were invited on Jim and Ron’s family fishing trip to Canada. They had been annually going to Quetico and now were going on a houseboat trip to Rainy Lake. My cousins, Jim and Mike, said I would have the time of my life. Needless to say, they were correct.

I soon was calling Ron, Uncle Ron, and felt like he truly was my uncle. He was always eager to listen, give advice and help me to not sweat the small stuff.

I continued to annually go to Rainy lake with Ron and Jim until Jim’s passing. Now, I bring my children to the same fishing spots that Ron showed me back then. He was alway the best fisherman and had the best spots.

I would only see Ron for 7 days a year but they were some of the best family times one could ever hope for. I will miss Uncle Ron. His memory will be in my heart forever.

Love,

Jim

Kelley Dettloff

October 6, 2020

Aunt Jan, Matt, Michelle and families:

I have been reflecting over the past several days about all of the fun times our families shared over the years. From late nights in Deerfield while our parents played cards, to weekends in Fox Lake and Great America and of course, our Tomahawk trips. Boat rides, snowmobile trips, pool days, game nights and we can not forget the summer olympics in Tomahawk. Uncle Ron and my dad spent endless hours planning that fun event for all of us kids. That was a fun dad and kids weekend and our dads sure showed us a great time! Let's not forget about the flood of 2001. The day of Jeanine's wedding and Easy Street was flooding terribly and your Cadillac was completely submerged in water and not drivable. Uncle Ron helped that day, in a suit and all, to help keep Easy Street from total destruction because that was the kind of guy he was.

Uncle Ron's laugh was infectious and he always had a smile on his face. He brought joy and happiness to everyone around him.

Aunt Jan, Matt and Michelle, thank you for sharing this wonderful man with all of us over the years. We are truly better people for having him in our lives. My heart is heavy during this sad time. I pray for all of you.

Cheers to Uncle Ron!

Love, Kelley

Tom Smith

October 5, 2020

Dear Aunt Jan, Matt, and Michele,

I have many happy memories of Uncle Ron. I was just up in Tomahawk last weekend and had some time to reflect on all of the great times we shared with him up there. I could hear his jolly laugh as I sat on the deck that he helped to build. He was handy, funny, positive, caring, and a true friend to my entire family. When my dad was starting to stress out about something like a broken motor or misplaced tool . . . Uncle Ron was a master at diffusing the tension and helping everyone to remember to relax and to enjoy the good and simple things in life. I was so lucky to have Uncle Ron as a role model throughout my life. He was an important influence in showing me how to be a true friend.

I send you all my deepest condolences and love during this sad time. This is a tremendous loss. I drive past your street everyday on my way home from work. Please let me know if there is anything you need or anything I can do.

I had a toast to Uncle Ron's memory while I was out on that deck last weekend - and I plan many more in the years to come.

Love,
Tom

Ron Miller

October 3, 2020

I have only knew him for a few years. Met him our golf league at Rob Roy on Thursday . He always asked how my Mom was doing. He said it was great I took care of her, 15 years. He was only one said condolences when my Mom passed away last year. He was always happy. I will miss him. God Bless Ron. He is probably golfing every day.

Mark Anderson

September 28, 2020

He was a true and loyal friend. He had the gift of gab, loved to laugh, and always had a smile. We laughed a lot. Remembering the 25 years we golfed as the famous 4 some, vacationing in Hilton Head. Ron was the Chef. All day golf with an evening of good food and cards. Ron loved to have fun and we enjoyed golf for many years together, including Friday’s lunch at Johnny’s. He cared for others and always asked about my family. He knew how to have fun and was an amazing host. He talked about his family with overflowing love. He and Jan were a perfect match. I will miss him.

Joy Belluzzi

September 27, 2020

Ron was such a charming, kind, loving person. Who could ask for more?

I've known Ron and Jan since before they were married, and I feel so fortunate to have had Ron as a "thread through my life." He and Jan were the inspiration for and role model of a loving couple.
Ron will be greatly missed by so many, and he will have a special place in my heart, always!

Love,
Joy

Joan Walendy

September 27, 2020

Though it was many years ago, I still remember Janet's excitement when she told me about this wonderful guy she had met the night before. Ron was picking his mother up from her job at Wieboldt's Department Store at Harlem-Irving Plaza. Jan was working in the same department. The two were introduced and it was love at first sight for both of them. From that moment on, they were one. The picture posted here is exactly how I think of them--together and enjoying life. You will both be in my heart forever!

Helen Kuhl

September 25, 2020

I’m very sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. We served on Session at the same time and I was always impressed at his thoughtfulness and devotion to our church. He was a friendly, welcoming presence. I’m sorry for your loss.

Jeanine Stantesly

September 24, 2020

Dear Aunt Jan, Matt, Michele and Families,

Some of my favorite memories from my childhood include your family. Trips to Fox Lake and Tomahawk with The Everts were always so much fun. Snowmobiling, boat rides, The Summer Olympics, and many more great times. I recall one night playing Family Feud in Tomahawk. The topic was "famous streets" and Uncle Ron answered Sunset Strip. Kelley was the MC and buzzed him, not realizing at the time that Sunset Blvd and Sunset Strip were the same street. And in true Uncle Ron fashion, he flashed his larger-than-life smile and told Kelley it was his mistake for not using the correct phrasing. Why do I remember that after all of these years? Because that was Uncle Ron - kind, compassionate, understanding and always making sure those around him felt loved and important. Uncle Ron and Aunt Jan have been such steadfast, loyal, and supportive friends of my Mom and Dad for so many years, and it has been a true honor to call each of you family.

As Ben Hogan once said, "As you walk down the fairway of your life, be sure to stop and smell the roses because you only get one round." Uncle Ron lived a wonderful life and has inspired me to stop and smell the roses.

I am so sorry for your incredible loss. And, I will always feel blessed to have had Uncle Ron in my life.

Love,
Jeanine

Susan Evert

September 24, 2020

Dear Jan, Michelle, Matt and Families
I wish I could find the words to even try to comfort you with the loss of such a wonderful man. Although my memories of Ron may be from years ago, they are still treasured. His kind, gentle and understanding ways as a husband, father and once a brother-in-law will always be remembered. I know he is in Heaven because God loves to have wonderful people like Ron with Him.
Affectionately,
Susan Marie Evert

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