Sam Evenson Obituary

Sam C. Evenson
Sam C. Evenson
Sam C. Evenson

September 13, 1917 - May 20, 2005
Born in Starbuck, MN
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Sam Claude Evenson, 87, passed from this life on Friday, May 20, 2005 at Bishop Drumm Care Center in Johnston. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, at St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church in Johnston. Interment will follow at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

Sam was born the son of John and Emelia Evenson on September 13, 1917 in Starbuck, MN. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Force for four years, until he was honorably discharged on June 23, 1945. Sam married Dorothy E. Johnston on November 26, 1947 in Des Moines, where they made their home. He was formerly employed with the United States Postal Service for more than 20 years, as a clerk until his retirement in 1977. Sam was a member of St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church, the V.F.W. and the American Legion.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of nearly 58 years, Dorothy E. Evenson of Des Moines; three sisters-in-law, Mary Carter of Des Moines, Jan Feitz of Overland Park, KS and Corinne Johnston of Fort Dodge, IA; one brother-in-law, Larry Johnston of Littleton, CO; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sam was preceded into eternal life by his parents.

Visitation will be after 3 p.m. on Monday, May 23, at Westover Funeral Home, where the family will greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m., and a Vigil service will begin at 7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to either Mercy Hospice of Johnston or the Bishop Drumm Guild.





Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, May 23, 2005
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church
4600 Meredith Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tuesday, May 24, 2005


Mercy Hospice
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA US 50131