Leland Francis Evins
Leland Francis Evins, 82, of Sparta, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in his home with his wife by his side. He was born on March 14, 1937 to Theodore and Louise Evins. He married Lena Hizer on May 26, 1961 in Reno, Nevada. Leland was an ironworker for many years. He loved to fish and travel, mostly to California for visits. He loved animals raising dogs most of his life and his cat, Smokey.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lena; son, Wayne; brother, Jimmy (Jackie); and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Louise.
The family would like to extend a thank you to Mayo hospice, respite care workers, Liz Brown and Amanda Lunde, and Dr. Woodward and Leland’s sister-in-law, Anita Miller, for their wonderful care. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to be given to the Alzheimer’s Association.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 2 PM to 5 PM at the American Legion in Sparta, 1116 Angelo Rd, Sparta, WI 54656.