William G. Evans

January 4, 1926August 22, 2011

William G. Evans Des Moines

William Gorden Evans, 85, died Monday, August 22, 2011 at Iowa Health Des Moines (Methodist). William was born January 4, 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa to William A. and Ella (Cassem) Evans. William graduated from North/West Tech High School. He was a WWII Navy veteran serving in the Marshall and Mariana Islands and also at Pearl Harbor’s West Loch Disaster. William married Jacqueline E. Marquette on August 2, 1947. He’s survived by his wife, Jacqueline and four children: Karen DeSousa (Michael) of El Dorado Hills, California, Laurie Evans of Des Moines, Lynn Evans (Kirk Nelson) of Des Moines and Brian Evans (Kathy) of West Des Moines; and three grandchildren, Matthew DeSousa, Rebecca Evans (Thomas Kedley) and Andrew Evans. William worked as a journeyman electrician for Keith Electric Construction Company and was a member of IBEW #347. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Visitation will be at Zion Lutheran Church, 4300 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church with burial at Resthaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church.


  • Funeral Service Friday, August 26, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, August 25, 2011

William G. Evans

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Karen DeSousa

December 20, 2011

I miss my Dad.

Penny Wright Allen

August 28, 2011

Dear Laurie and Lynn, my mother shared your sad news with me. I enjoyed meeting your father on a few occasions. Loving wishes to you and your family during this time of loss.

jerry sagehorn

August 25, 2011

Bill brought a smile to my face everytime I ran into him; he was an encourager,a joy to be around, and a blessing to many. I'm so glad to have witnessed his wonderful life, a conduit of God's grace, at Zion.
May God bless you, Jackie & family at this time and provide His Peace.

Jess/Nita Westfall

August 25, 2011

To the family,
You are in our hearts, thoughts, minds and prayers.
"Bill is one of the good guys gone ~ NEVER to be forgotten"
Nita & Jess

Karen Quiner

August 25, 2011

Bill and Jackie have been our next door neighbors for close to 30 years and we are going to miss Bill tremendously. I feel like he helped take care of our family and was always our "go to" guy if we needed help with anything, and he always delivered help with a smile. It seemed to me that Bill knew how to do everything, from fixing things, to getting rid of rabbits in the yard, to helping my son carve a wooden dog. Our kids adored him, I adored him, my husband loved and respected him.

We are so sad he died so quickly but it seems fitting for Bill somehow. He left strong, he left with his boots on, and that is how I will always remember him.

He is going to leave a big hole but I know that as Christians we never say goodbye so I expect him to be on my welcoming committee when I die someday.

Karen Quiner

August 25, 2011

My thoughts are with you and your family. You have my sympathy and understanding for your loss.

Take care,
Elodie Opstad
Iowa Health - Partners in Health