Patricia Jean "Pat" Evans, age 77 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Monday, August 29, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society in Scotland, SD.
Mass and Burial will be on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 10:30 am at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton with Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating. Inurnment will be in the St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton. Memorial visitation with the family present will be on Friday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton.
Pat was born on May 27, 1939 at Murdo, SD to William and Cecelia Marie (Didier) Krogman. She grew up in the White River, SD area and attended school in White River and received her nurses training in Pierre, SD. Pat married Robert S. Evans on July 29, 1958 in Wood, SD. They made their home in the White River area from 1958 to 1963. At that time they moved to Springfield, SD and lived there until moving to Menominee, NE in 1966. Pat worked at the Human Service Center in Yankton for several years and also worked as a teacher's aide at West Catholic Elementary school in Menominee and worked at the Menominee Store. From 1973 to 1995 they lived in Fordyce, NE. During these years Pat worked at the Golden Rod Head Start Program in Constance, Crofton and Santee, NE. She earned a Child Development Associates Degree in 1981. She became the Director of Head Start in Santee and then returned to the Head Start Program in Crofton. In 1995 they moved to Lesterville, SD and then moved to Crofton in 2009.
Pat was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and Guild in Crofton and the Tabor American Legion Auxiliary. She and Bob loved to travel and fish. Pat did a lot of volunteer work and liked sewing, baking and playing cards. She loved taking care of her grandkids and attending all of their activities.
Pat is survived by 4 children and their spouses, Alice and Ivan Johnston of Winnemucca, NV; Mary and Ron Kulish of Lesterville, SD; Bob and Deb Evans of Crofton; Jerry and Pam Evans of Crofton; 9 grandchildren, Jim Kulish, Alicia Kulish, Tara and Brady Arens, Crystal Evans and her two sons, Gunner and Gaige, Brent Evans, Bree and Wyeth Lynch and their daughter, Evelynn, Becca Evans and her friend Eric Schellpeper, Tim Evans and his fiance Alex Dowling, Preston Evans, 3 brothers, Jerry and Pauline Krogman of White River, SD, Kenny and Bonnie Krogman of Wood, SD; Roger and Anita Krogman of White River, SD and a brother-in-law, Herbert Huber of Norris, SD.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert on May 27, 2010 at the age of 73, a sister, Delores Huber, 3 brothers, Larry, Joe and an infant brother Johnny Krogman
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Miss Pat, as we have always affectionately called her since our kids were in Head Start and she was the teacher; will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives she touched. It was always great to see her and catch up. She always asked about our kids even all these years later. God bless her memory. Sorry for your loss.
Jeff & Beth Barger
Evans Family, So sorry to hear about Pat. I will always remember her as my "boss" but more importantly as a friend. She touched a lot of lives and gave a lot of kids that "head start". She loved what she did. She and Bob are now forever together and is at piece. Please accept my sincere condolences. God Bless Pats family and keep all of you in his loving arms.
Andrea (andie) Sudbeck
To the Evans family, my deepest sympathy. Pat was a dear friend. I have lots of Head Start memories. She was such a great pre-school teacher to many children. Blessed be her memory.
Through the years, our families have been special friends. Co worker, children, and neighbors. So sorry to hear of your loss which is a loss to all of us. Pats beautiful smile will always be remembered. Sincere condolences's to all the family.
Gertrude Schurman Shippy
So sorry to hear of Pat's passing. We became friends with her & hubby years ago at Pierson Ranch. Very nice people. We always enjoyed visiting with them. Prayers to the Family.
Jason & Connie
Evans Family, Sorry to hear about Pat. I will always remember her jolly laugh & smile. I knew her from Menominee School. Please accept my condolences.
I was sorry to hear of Pat's passing. I have such great memories as a kid of the bowling alley and Babe and Shirley's. Your Mom had a heart of gold.My sympathy to each of you. She will be greatly missed.
Rest in peace, Pat. Sandra (Steinberg) Cahoy
Pat had the biggest heart of any Head Start teacher I ever knew. She was always ready to greet me with a big ole hug when I would come to the center both at Fordye and Crofton. Many fond memories of this lovely lady. She made a difference in the lives of many Knox County children. Loved her so much. So sorry for the family. I will be there tonight.
Dear Evans Family,
We send our thoughts and prayers to you and remember with great fondness the joy Pat brought to so many. She will be deeply missed. May you always find comfort and peace knowing so many cared.
Randy and Peggy Anderson
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