James A. “Jim” Evans, age 63, of Geneva, passed away Saturday, May 15 at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, IL.
He was born January 19, 1958, in Phoenix, Arizona, the son of James and Dorothy (Petersen) Evans. He was a resident of Geneva, IL since 1996.
Jim was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He married the love of his life, Meg Scheid Evans, and together they lived every day to its fullest for over 37 years. He was a graduate of DePaul University with a degree in business. Jim spent all of his career in the grocery business with the majority of the years in various sales leadership roles at Campbell’s Soup where he retired.
Jim was the most loving and encouraging father, always supporting and guiding his children. He shared his knowledge and experience in the grocery business with Ilea as she began her career at Campbell’s Soup, teaching her to excel and become a leader herself. Jim spent several years traveling with Tommy to skateboarding competitions around the country. He supported Tommy’s passion for music by managing his band, Secret Colours, and rarely missing a performance.
Jim adored his grandchildren, spending as much time as he could with them. Known as their “Dude”, he had a very special relationship with each one of them, teaching and encouraging them with lots of ice cream along the way.
Jim absolutely loved music, particularly British bands. He and Meg traveled all over the world planning destinations around their favorite artists. They spent the last five years traveling throughout Europe multiple times a year creating special memories in many countries, often accompanied with great friends and family.
Jim shared so much passion, wisdom and influence with his friends and family in everything he did from music, travel, wine, culinary arts, life, leadership and so much more. He was the loyalist of friends and a great mentor. He will never be forgotten by those who had the privilege to know him.
He is survived by his loving wife Meg Evans; children Ilea (Colby Juntunen) Evans of Byron Center, MI, Thomas (Katey) Evans of St. Charles, IL, and Jacob (Tiphanie) Evans of Davenport, IA; grandchildren Lily, Lola, Jameson, and Harrison Juntunen; and many other dear relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A visitation for Jim will be held Friday, May 21, 2021 beginning at 4:00 pm with the memorial service at 7:30 pm at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State Street(Route 38), Geneva with Mark Tusken officiating. Service is open to anyone who loved Jim.
For information 630-232-8233 or visit malonefh.com.
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