Stephen W. Eveland
Stephen W. Eveland, age 89, a longtime Barneveld/Ridgeway resident, passed away on August 19,2017 at Attic Angel after long hard battle with Alzheimer’s.
Steve was born on December 25, 1927 in Barneveld, WI to Bradford and Eva (Rongve) Eveland. He graduated from Barneveld High School in 1945 and was known throughout Iowa Co. as a great basketball player.
Steve served two years as a Medic in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Marilyn (Arndt) on October 16, 1953. Steve worked for Midland Cooperatives & Quad Co. Cooperatives from 1947- 1992. He served in the community of Barneveld as a Village Trustee from 1963-1977 and Village President from 1977-1985. Steve was the Village President of Barneveld at the time of the Barneveld Tornado in 1984 and dedicated a great deal of his time and energy ensuring the reconstruction of the village.
Steve is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marilyn; children, Stephanie (Diane) Eveland of Elkhorn; Jacalyn (Ken) Eveland-Psyck of Madison; Todd (Pam) Eveland of Chicago; and Toni (Jim) Johnson of Ridgeway; grandchildren: Ryan & Connor Psyck, Emily, Zach & Luke Eveland, Maggie, Katie and Brianna Johnson. Siblings, Dean (Donna) Eveland and Norita Williams; sisters-in-law, Barb Eveland, Margaret Roberts and Norma Newman as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, brothers, Elden, Jim and Keith and sister Carol Shannon. Brothers in law, Ralph Shannon, Danny Williams, Roger Griffiths, Jake Roberts, Dick Arndt and Richard Newman. Sisters in law, Mary Ellen Eveland, Arlyn Eveland and Peg Arndt.
Steve was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He instilled in all of us a strong work ethic, patience, kindness and humor to get through life. Steve was well known for his “Steveisms” which will always help us keep his memory alive. In his last 2 years of life he was fondly known at Attic Angel as “The Mayor of Barneveld” where he held court in his special chair entertaining everyone who worked with him or passed by. He was one of a kind!
The family would like to thank the Attic Angel staff where Steve was a resident for 2 years. Dr. Robert Olson and staff at Associated Physicians and the Agrace Hospice staff. We cannot thank all of these people enough for the kindness, caring and support they have shown Steve and our family.
A celebration of Steve’s life will be held at a later date.
The family requests any memorials be given to Attic Angel Place or Agrace Hospice in Steve’s name.
As Steve would say, “There might be flies on some guys, but there ain’t no flies on this guy.”
Rest in peace, dad. You will always be our hero….
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