John Claussen Evans

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JOHN CLAUSSEN EVANS VALPARAISO, IN John Claussen Evans, 82, of Valparaiso passed away Saturday, August 9, 2014. He was born January 10, 1932 in Gary, IN to Russell and Myrtle (Claussen) Evans, graduated from Lew Wallace High School in 1950, received a B.A. in Business and MBA in Marketing from Indiana University and served as a Corpsman with the U.S. Navy as part of the Japan occupation. He held the distinction of being Indiana University's first foreign exchange student, studying in Sweden. John began his career with the State Department in Washington, D.C. and came home in 1959 to eventually co-own and operate Dunes Electrical Supply Company in Merrillville. He was a member of Valparaiso First United Methodist Church, Porter County Homebuilders Association, International Business Forum at Indiana University, Valparaiso Kiwanis Club, The University Club, former member of Merrillville Rotary Club and taught English as a second language. On June 18, 1960 he married Beverly Easter who survives along with their children: Kristina Evans (Dr. Rafael Rodriguez) of San Juan, Puerto Rico, John (Wendy) Evans, Jr. of Crown Point, Patrick (Jennifer) Evans of Elmhurst, IL, Sarah (Chris) Opperman of Valparaiso and grandchildren: Kristina Sofia, Alexandra Cecelia, Charlie, Sam, Daniel, Allison, C.J., and Michael. He was preceded in death by his parents. A funeral service will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso with visitation from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service and cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Indiana University Foundation or the donor's choice.

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Published in The Times on Aug. 11, 2014
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