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Michael John Evers

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Posted By Hitzeman Funeral Home On October 1, 2011 @ 4:38 am In Obituary | No Comments

Michael John Evers, age 55, of Brookfield. Navy veteran, labor lawyer, activist and dear friend and mentor to many. Beloved husband of Cheryl, and fond father of Alexander and Miles Evers. Dear brother to William, Patrick and Timothy. Michael left this world on Sunday, September 11, 2011; the victim of a motorcycle accident. Michael was born on June 21, 1956 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the second of four boys born to John and Rebecca Evers. Michael grew up in Redding, California and graduated from Enterprise High School in 1974. Upon graduation, he joined the US Navy where he served honorably as a Medical Corpsman. After leaving the Navy, he then settled down in Eureka, CA where he eventually met and married his wife of 27 years, Cheryl Ann (nee Mulcahy). This union brought forth two wonderful boys. Michael attended Humboldt State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. He worked his way through college as a psychiatric technician at Humboldt County Mental Health Services. Later he moved on to become the representative and champion of County workers, local AFLCIO. Michael then spent a year living in Sacramento as Assistant to the Chairman of the California Ways and Means Committee, before returning to Eureka. Michael later chose to pursue his passion for the law, by moving to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he received his Jurist Doctorate from Wake Forest University in 1994. After becoming a lawyer, Michael moved to Chicago, IL where he eventually became a partner of Elfenbaum, Evers and Amarilio. Michael received the NAACP President’s award, was counselor to the IWW, served on the Board of Directors of the Way Back Inn, represented thousands of people, laborers and utility workers and founded the Hatchets and Gasoline society of lawyers. Utilizing his extreme wit and unusual sense of humor, Michael served his community by helping others, acting as counselor, mentor, and friend to many. Michael is pre-deceased by both his parents, and is survived by his wife Cheryl Ann, his son Alexander William, his son Miles Murphy and brothers William, Patrick, and Timothy. In lieu of flowers, the Evers’ family requests that donations be made to: The Way Back Inn: 1915 West Roosevelt Road, Broadview, Illinois 60155 frankl@waybackinn.org Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Information 708-485-2000 or www.Hitzemanfuneral.com

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