Herman Evers

Herman Harm Evers, 86, Lakota, Iowa, died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A funeral service was Tuesday, Feb. 27, at the First Presbyterian Church in Lakota. Burial was at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Lakota.

Herman Evers was born in Cottonwood County, Minnesota, on May 9, 1931, to Harm and Bena (Stadtlander) Evers. He grew up on a farm in Selma Township and attended county school. He farmed until he entered the Army in 1952. He served until 1954, stationed in Panama. After his service, he returned to farm near Comfrey until 1981. Then he worked for several area farmers.

He married Carol Winter on June 23, 1963, at the First Presbyterian Church in Lakota. They joined the First Presbyterian Church in Mountain Lake, where he served as ruling elder and clerk of session. In 1988 they moved to Mountain Lake where he worked for area farmers and Swift Eckrich in St. James. He later worked at the Mountain Lake Public schools as a bus driver and janitor until his retirement on Jan. 1, 2004. He and Carol then moved to Lakota to live on Carol's family farm.

Herman was a 60-year member of the American Legion and the First Presbyterian Church of Lakota where he served as trustee. He enjoyed farming, tractor rides, his Belgium horses, spending time with family, old-time music, and watching TV.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; son Paul (Emily) Evers of Magnolia; two grandchildren, Kayla and Allyssa Evers; siblings Doris Carway, Clare Schenk, Walter (Marie) Evers, Elmer (Jane) Evers, Irene (Eugene) Zimmerman, Richard (Susan) Evers, David (Sharon) Evers; brothers- and sisters-in-law David (Janice) Winter, Eleanor Winter, Barbara (Ronald) Schroeder; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son Rodney on Sept. 15, 2014; his parents; his parents-in-law Raymond and Edna (Estle) Winter; and brothers-in-law Donald Winter and James Winter.

Arrangements were by Oakcrest Funeral Services, www.oakcrestfuneralservices.com.

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