James L. “Jim” Evan

In Memorial

James L. “Jim” Evan, 59, of 3282 East Lake Rd, Bemus Point, formerly of 3910 Cove Rd, Columbus, IN, died at 10:22 PM on Wednesday, February 27, 2008 in the WCA Hospital.
Jim was born December 13, 1948 in Marinette, WI the son of Andrew and Edna Lentz Evan and grew up north of Green Bay, WI.
He earned three degrees and was an instructor at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI.
In 1980 Jim began his career with Cummins Engine Co. in Columbus, IN. During his time with Cummins Engine, Jim traveled extensively and temporarily made his home with his family in the United Kingdom form 1989 to 1993 and 1998 to 2005. While in the U.K., Jim worked as Chief Product Engineer of High Horse Power.
Jim and his family returned to the Jamestown, NY area in December 2005. Since that time, Jim has worked as the Chief Product Engineer for the Heavy Duty Engine Program at Cummins Engine Co.’s Jamestown, NY plant.
He was a member of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society of North America and the Pi Tau Sigma (an honorary Mechanical Engineering Fraternity) and was registered as a Professional Engineer by the Department of Licensing and Registration.
Since returning to the United States in December 2005, Jim and his family have attended St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Bemus Point, NY. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Columbus, IN.
Surviving are his wife Jeanne M. Boucek Evan whom he married December 22, 1973; 4 daughters Elisabeth Evan of Keller, TX, Rebecca Evan of London, England, 2nd Lieutenant Rachel Evan of US Army, Fort Huachuca, AZ, and Sarah Evan of Bemus Point; a son Peter Evan of Cambridge, England; a sister Mary (James) Jeffries of Gainesville, FL; and a brother Dr. Andrew (Bonnie) Evan of Indianapolis, IN.
Jim was preceded in death by his father Andrew who died December 31, 1994, his mother Edna who died March 21, 2006, 2 daughters Sara Evan who died October 9, 1980 and Maryelisabeth Evan who died January 14, 1996 and a son Daniel Evan who died November 14, 1992.
The Funeral Service was held at 3:00 PM on Monday in the Lind Funeral Home, Jamestown, New York. The Rev. Thomas A. Going, a retired Lutheran Pastor in Columbus, IN will officiate.
A Graveside Service will be held Friday, March 7, 2008 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel Hill Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Chapel, Rt 83 & Roosevelt Rd., Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com
The family suggests that memorials be made to Lutheran Association of Missionary Pilots, PO Box 480167, New Haven, MI, 48048; Navigator’s, PO Box 6000, Colorado Springs, CO, 80934; or Japanese Missionary Society, 3201 Central Ave, Columbus, IN, 47203.

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