Jerry Evans, 84, of Wausau, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at his home surrounded by his children.
Jerry was born in Waukesha on September 2, 1936 to the late Harry and “Millie” (Rogers) Evans. He grew up in the Town of Spirit and joined the United States Marine Corps in 1954. He honorably served his country until 1957. After the service, Jerry attended barber college in Green Bay, where he met Waynette “Winnie” Monfils. They married on August 3, 1963 and together, they started their life in Wausau. Jerry’s Deluxe Barber Shop was then opened where he proudly cut hair for 50 years. After retirement, Jerry cared for his wife and volunteered in the community. He was active at his church and enjoyed traveling- especially going on the bus tours. He was a social man who always had a smile and remembered everyone’s name. He especially loved walking and being in nature. He was just the kindest man who would do anything for anyone. Those who knew Jerry were blessed to have known such a kind soul.
Jerry is survived by his children Pete (Melanie) Evans, Mary (Gary, Jr.) Payson, Kathy (Wayne “Bugs”) Kroeplin, and Sara (Brad) Opper; twin brother and sister Bill (Tina) Evans and Betty Seidel; brother John (Roxy) Evans; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; beloved dog Suzy; and many nieces, nephews and great friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, “Winnie”.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at First United Methodist Church, 903 N 3rd Street, Wausau. Masks and social distancing will be observed.
A private funeral service will be held for immediate family only on Thursday, February 11, 2021. The service will be live streamed on the Brainard website listed below beginning at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the family for a future memorial in Jerry’s name.
Live streaming can be watched and online condolences may be expressed at www.brainardfuneral.com
The family would like to thank the volunteers, aides and nurses of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for the excellent care they showed to Jerry and his family.