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Ralph E. Evans

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September 25, 2005, age 86 years, of Mequon. Beloved husband of Rosa Evans (nee Bartell). Dear father of Ralph E. (Annette Emanuel) Evans, III, Mequon, Ben (Amy Wasserman) Evans, Thiensville, Bruce Allen (Sue) Evans, Rochester, MN. Fond brother of Shirley Meyers, Eau Claire, WI and Beryl Ramsey, Arlington, VA. Loving grandfather of Jeremy Evans, Larisa Evans Beckwith; Melissa and Ryan Evans; Amanda Evans King, Margret Evans Green, and Karen Evans. Further survived by great-grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.

Ralph Earnest Evans began his broadcast engineering career at WHA in Madison, Wisconsin in 1946. He was a co-founder and the guiding technical force behind Bartell Broadcasting, a Milwaukee-based national broadcasting and publishing corporation. Together with his wife, Rosa Bartell Evans, they built and operated AM, FM and TV Stations throughout the northern hemisphere, which included WOKY-AM and TV in Milwaukee, WMTV in Madison, Tele-Curacao in the Netherland Antilles, and facilities in San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, Phoenix, Miami and other cities.

In 1968, he and his sons, Ralph Evans, Jr. and Ben Evans founded Evans Associates, which provides consulting services to broadcast, educational, government and public safety agencies.

Ralph was truly one of the best of the greatest generation.

Funeral services 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 28, 2005, at Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point. Interment Mound Zion Cemetery, 14510 W. North Ave., Brookfield.


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Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Sept. 27 to Sept. 28, 2005
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