Evan Charles Shark

February 2, 1937December 5, 2012

Evan Charles Shark, age 75, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2012. Evan was born on February 2, 1937 in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota to Leo and Genevieve (Grodnick) Shark.

A real estate entrepreneur for most of his life, Evan had success in many capacities ranging from restaurant ownership and owning/operating an outdoor advertising company.

He is survived by his 3 children; Ginger (Alan Pitcher) Van Bogart, Dina Eidson, and Mark (Annalisa) Shark, 4 grandchildren; Katie Van Bogart, Brenner Mills, Ellie Eidson and Vivienne Shark, and a sister, Lorlee (Arnold) Tenenbaum.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 1215 145th Place SE. Bellevue, WA, 425-746-1400. In lieu of flowers, donations in Evan’s memory may be mailed to University of Washington Medical Center, Attn: Dr. Renato Martins, SCCA/Seattle, 825 Eastlake Ave. E., M.S. G4-940, Seattle, WA 98109, Lung/Thoracic Research, or directly on the website at

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  • Graveside Service Friday, December 7, 2012

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January 16, 2013

I worked with Evan in Branson for 5 years, actually working for him to update, maintain and repair his billboards. He gave me many memories and a great friend.

Carole Kiley

Pat Skaff-Bitzer

December 24, 2012

"Bunny," as he was known in high school, was a year ahead of me. He was handsome, full of fun and a good friend. My sympathy goes out to his family.

MaryAnne Beaman

December 11, 2012

I hold fond memories of Evan... what a wonderful and fun loving person who cared deeply for his children. I will always hold wonderful memories of him. He was a good friend. May he rest in peace.

December 10, 2012

Evan. How fortunate we were to share in his wonderful life. His friendship was eagerly offered and greatly appreciated. Perhaps, he and Therm are onto some new scheme in the next realm... Evan will be missed by many and my sincere condolences and love to all his beautiful family.
Peggy Kaldahl and Family

Jim Hughes

December 10, 2012

Evan was a welcoming neighbor when I moved into the home just south of his on the Missouri River in 1981. i admired him as a resourceful, energetic, and helpful man. His creative spirit was evident in the home he and Brenda had built. His children's imaginations were energized by his own. My wife Beth and I hold dear the time Evan and his family were near.

December 8, 2012

Evan was a kind-hearted person. He will truly be missed. I pray that God will bring comfort to his family. Kristi Mickelsen York

December 8, 2012

I remember the Shark family from Bismarck. Evan and Lorlee grew up not far from my home. I want to express my sympathy to Evan's family and Lorlee. May he rest in peace. Sincerely, Sylvia (Normann) Helsper, Bellevue, WA

Beth (Aune) Campbell

December 8, 2012

I remember your Dad being a true gentleman. With sympathy.

Kathleen Coad O'Brien

December 8, 2012

So sorry to read this, worked for him with all the other wonderful people, always a good place to work.

December 8, 2012

Evan was a good friend and a unique person. May he rest in peace. Mike Thompson, San Angelo, Texas