Ronald G. Evans
1950 - 2020
Ronald G. Evans, 70, of Venice, FL, formerly from Sugar Grove, IL passed away Monday, November 23, 2020. He was born October 4, 1950 in Aurora, IL the son of Robert and Alice Evans. Ron graduated from Marmion Military Academy 1968 and attended Waubonsee Community College. Ron worked at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and retired in 2016.

Ron loved being with friends and family whether it was playing golf, hunting in Iowa, traveling, or meeting for breakfast. Ron would welcome anyone into his home with a fresh batch of cookies and grill ready to cook. He enjoyed Chicago sports teams and joined in on many pools. He would often check in with friends and family and called it a "wellness check". He loved to joke and kid around and many were a recipient of a funny prank, especially at work.

He is survived by his significant other Beth Karau, his sons, John, Anthony, and Randy Evans, grandchildren, Lindsey, Bryan, Dylan, Destiny, and Rachel Evans, brother Jim (Susan) Evans, of Aurora and many cousins, nieces and nephews, and Karau Family. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Mary Evans, brother Donald Evans, and grandson Justin Evans.

A Celebration of Life will occur once COVID restrictions are lifted. Memorial donations may be made to Bethesda, 600 Hoffmann Dr, Watertown, WI 53094-9989,

Published by Beacon News on Dec. 6, 2020.
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Beth, I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. I send my condolences and best wishes to you and the family.
Camille Ginsburg
December 8, 2020
So sorry to hear of Ron's passing.
He had the unique combination of a great personality, technical expertise and business acumen. Attributes recognized by all. Ron was a major contributor to the success of Fermi projects. A wonderful person to know and work with.
May you rest in peace Ron.
Joe Collins
December 7, 2020
Sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. My condolences to his family. I will keep him in my prayers.
Denny Wiggins
December 7, 2020
Fond memories of our younger days together..having fun. Cars, car trips, vacations. Bob enjoyed your friendship, Ron. Bless your soul, dear friend.
May & Bob Heiden
December 6, 2020
Condolences to Beth and his sons and family. Ron was a always a sweet happy person. Always a smile and always happy to see you and talk to you. He was very good at his job as he had and easy connection with all his vendors. We worked together for many years at Fermi and I will treasure our long friendship as Ron and and I had a connection going all the way back to his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Wittry. Rest in peace, free from pain and now whole with our Lord. Sherry Hickey, Sparta, Tn.
Sherry (Gutierrez) Hickey
December 6, 2020
So very sorry to read this in the Beacon. Our very deepest sympathy & condolences to all his family. He was my cousin & his mom & dad were my godparents. May he rest in peace. He will always be looking down on all his family. So sad!
Carol (Rukas) Doemland
December 6, 2020
I am truly sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. My deepest condolences to Ron’s family. I worked with Ron for a number of years at Fermilab. I always liked him and respected him. I didn’t know that he had moved to Venice. I live in North Fort Myers, only about an hour away. We might have had an opportunity to get together had I known
Art Paulsen
December 4, 2020
I worked with Ron at both Caterpillar and Fermilab. While we were at Fermilab, Ron and I had to travel to Bethlehem PA to check up on a vendor who was doing some work for the Lab. While there, a snowstorm shut down much of the area including the company we were visiting. Ron and I dug our rental car out of the hotel parking lot - with no snow shovel! - and proceeded to drive to Philadelphia where we were able to visit the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. We also partook of some authentic Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches....made the best of an otherwise wasted day, and had a great time. May he rest in peace, and my condolences to Beth and the family.
Bill Pritchard
December 3, 2020
Hello, I was in the golf league with Ron , I did not know him real well but I do know he was always nice to me. And he always was a happy guy. That being said I just wanted to tell the family how much he was liked by many.. so sorry for your loss.
December 3, 2020
Beth-My deepest condolences to you and Ron's family.
John Zweibohmer
December 3, 2020
Beth - My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Wish you had more time to enjoy the sunshine and relaxation of Florida together.
Julie Wiley
December 3, 2020
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