William Evans Sr., age 81, of Elgin, passed away on February 19, 2017 at Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, IL. He was born September 4, 1935 in West Virginia to his loving parents, Oscar and Edna (nee Maynard) Evans.

William worked as a heat treater in the steel industry for Metals Technology in Carol Stream, IL. He shared 37 wonderful years with the love of his life, Shirley – 35 years as her dear husband. Together they raised four children.

Loved ones will remember William as a devoted husband and father. He was a hard worker who always gave his best.

In his free time, William enjoyed working outside, fishing, and building furniture by hand.

William was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank Evans, Albert Evans, Ken Evans, Donald Evans, and Forrest Evans; and his sister, Dorothy Dixon.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley; his children, Theresa (Rob Costley) Evans, Dorothy “Dodie” Lingafelter, Mitch “Dean” (Jane) Evans, and Bill “Andy” Evans; grandchildren, Bryson, Ava, Kila, Kasie, Ronnie, Ryan, Amber, Tia, Wesley, Kimberly, Samantha, Patrick, Matthew, Kelly, Bobby Jr., and Gina; great-grandchildren Brooklyn, Abigail, Kendall, Kinzley, Brilee, Ryder, Bryce, Lettie, Kelsey, Alonzo Jr., and Aubriana; sisters Carol Sue Evans and Fannie Aleshire and brother Ronnie Evans; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 22, 2017 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m., with service at 7:00p.m. at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120. Interment will be private. For more information call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadisonfuneralhome.com.

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