Richard Evans, of Lily, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015. He was 57 years old. He was born on January 22, 1958 in Waukesha, a son Nancy (Putnam) Evans of Antigo and Roger Evans of Missouri. He married Luella (Powell) McConnell on February 17, 2012.
He graduated from Waukesha High School.
Richard was a proud member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2150 for 31 years.
He enjoyed everything Harley Davidson, taking yearly trips to Sturgis, flower and vegetable gardening, hunting, fishing and hobby farming. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents he is survived by two daughters, Faith Evans of Pewaukee and Kristen McConnell of Green Bay; two sons, Douglas Evans of Madison and Daniel (fiancÃ© Terica) McConnell of Green Bay; four grandchildren, Trevor, Ella, Meyah, Noah and soon to be Layla; sister, Susie (Tracy) Gac of Whales; brother, David Evans of Missouri; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sharon (Jerry) Buck of Lily, Shirley (Brian) Mikkelson of Green Bay, Elmer John (Mary) Powell of Appleton, Dee Powell of Lily and Steve (Shawn) Powell of Green Bay.
He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Eugene Powell.
A visitation will be held Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home concluding with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Burial will take place at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Pickerel.
Antigo, WI 54409
Antigo, WI 54409
Luella, God bless you...you always have family here, praying and wishing you well. -The Humm family
I am sorry to have missed Rick's service and to hug you again - please know you and your family are all in my thoughts and prayers
Nothing anyone can do or say will make the pain go away but just know that you are loved my many, many friends so lean on them when you need to.
Joe and Paula Crapitto
Dear Lue and family, My heart hurts for you in your sorrow. May God give you and yours His blessings to see you through this time of sorrow. Peace and love to all of you. Your cousin, Diane (Powell) Strube and Famlily
Luella, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and give you peace.
Luella and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
My thoughts prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time
just went fishing and thought about my cousin Rick
who was the first person I went trout fishing with
in a stream, nonetheless!
the Lily River just north of the Menominee Reservation
the old family cabin that's still there
we were both young boys
he got a barbed hook stuck in his thumb
and we had to go have my uncle push it through the skin and snip off the barb
we were fascinated by the coloration of the fish
and the stream currents and depths and eddies
and his woven creel basket that we put our catch in
I truly loved this cousin of mine from the days of toddlerhood
feeding ducks at the milwaukee medical college ponds
to swinging on ropes in the hayloft of their barn on townline road
to climbing trees to eat our hamburgers so the dogs couldn't steal them from our young boy hands
and riding hogs like bucking broncos...holding on to their ears
and getting thrown every time and laughing at the joy of the experience
I think I may have known him better than anyone when he was at his purest and happiest
I pray may God please welcome him home
Didn't know him well, but he made my friend Luella so happy--she just shined all the time. I am so sad for her loss of wonderful husband and friend. I pray for strength for her to get through. Love you Lu!
Rick was such a nice Guy...We didn't know him real well but he was always so friendly, and we will miss him saying hi to us in the stores....We love you Wella and we are praying for you.