David "Mick" Michael Evertson
December 8, 1940 – July 29, 2019
Mick Evertson, 78 of Kimball, passed away peacefully at home on the family farm on Monday, July 29, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at the Kimball Presbyterian Church with Pastor Alan Foutz officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view Mick’s Tribute Wall and leave condolences for the family. Friends may stop at the funeral home on Monday, August 12, 2019 from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to either Kimball Health Services or Regional West Hospice. The services for Mick have been entrusted to Cantrell Funeral Home
David Michael “Mick” Evertson was born in Kimball on December 8, 1940, The son of Helen (Burback) and Wilbur Evertson. He weighed less than three pounds at birth. He received his lifelong nickname “Mick” in Kindergarten when he was one of three “Davids” in the class. Mick was raised in Kimball and grew up largely on the family farm south of town. He attended school in Kimball and graduated from Kimball County High School in 1959. He attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and received both Bachelors and Masters degrees in agronomy.
Mick was married to Mary Margaret “Peggy” Young on June 19, 1960, at the Presbyterian Church in Kimball. He was nearly late to his own wedding as the New York Yankees were playing a doubleheader at the Chicago White Sox that day.
Mick was a County Extension Agent for 30 years, serving in Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, Box Butte, and Kimball Counties. In 1976 he partnered with his parents and began operating parts of the family farming enterprise. In the early 1980’s he replanted all the farm ground to grass and concentrated on returning the land to its native grassland state. With this shift the farm’s cash crop changed from wheat to cattle. He also planted thousands of trees which today provide shelter from winter winds and many acres of wildlife habitat.
Mick enjoyed the quiet life of working the land and cattle operation. He also enjoyed following professional and collegiate sports. He was a lifelong Yankees fan, a longtime Nebraska Cornhuskers season ticket holder, and he cheered for and followed the Broncos and Rockies.
Survivors include his children Shaun Evertson of Kimball, Wade (Stacy) Evertson of Cozad, Justin (Tammy) Evertson of Waverly, Andy (Tami) Evertson of Omaha, Matthew (Brenda Lanphear) Evertson of Chadron and Jenny (Bill) Jennings of Lincoln; 13 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
- Peggy Evertson, Wife
- Shaun Evertson, Son
- Wade (Stacy) Evertson, Son
- Justin (Tammy) Evertson, Son
- Andy (Tami) Evertson, Son
- Matthew (Brenda Lanphear) Evertson, Son
- Jenny (Bill) Jennings, Daughter
- 13 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter
- Grandpa's Breakfast Crew:
- Joy Sprimont, Honorary Bearer
- Aeryn Evertson, Honorary Bearer
- Tanner Evertson, Honorary Bearer
- Sam Evertson, Honorary Bearer
- Jessie Evertson, Honorary Bearer
- Faith Evertson, Honorary Bearer
- Grace Evertson, Honorary Bearer
- Jessica Brennemann, Honorary Bearer
- Jacob Evertson, Honorary Bearer
- Julia Evertson, Honorary Bearer
- Austin McCabe, Honorary Bearer
- Hannah Evertson-Kaczmarek, Honorary Bearer
- Riley Spicer, Honorary Bearer
- Tyler Spicer, Honorary Bearer
- Will Jennings, Honorary Bearer
- Morgan Jennings, Honorary Bearer
Kimball Health Services Foundation
505 S. Burg, Kimball, Nebraska 69145
Regional West Hospice
4021 Avenue B, Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361
- Celebration of Life Tuesday, August 13, 2019
David "Mick" Michael Evertson
August 13, 2019
My thoughts and prayers to the Evertson Family, I had the opportunity to join the UNL Extension Team in Kimball after Mick had retired but he was always there to answer questions if needed. I always enjoyed when he would stop by to visit or seeing him at coffee. He will be greatly missed as a community member, promoter and leader. He was a role model for many.
August 12, 2019
This is a blog entry from Julia Evertson, granddaughter of Mick, (pictured below with her brother Jake, part of his "breakfast crew") which features a link to a video she did in memory of Grampie:
August 9, 2019
Mick and I were very close friends and cousins. When we were young kids, I loved it when I could visit him on the farm. We would go to the hayloft in the barn and swing on the long ropes back and for as long as possible then fall in the hay. The knotty pine bedroom was great to sleep in, then draw pictures of horses the next day. We went to go fishing in a pond in the pasture but were swarmed by mosquitoes and ran like mad to escape. Mick talked me into putting a soda can on my head so he could shoot it off with his BB gun.
My love and prayers go out to Mick and his wonderful family. Wish I could attend the funeral but my injured back and left leg keep me from doing so.
Warmest regards to the family and others in Kimball.
John Strasheim, Centennial, CO 80015
August 9, 2019
I have known Mick and his family through 4-H in Box Butte County. He was a wonderful County Agent and family friend. My sympathy to your family. Praying for you as you celebrate his life. God Bless. Debbie and Dorothy Henderson of Hemingford and Alliance.