Jeffrey Evink

Jeffrey Evink

Jeffrey L. Evink of Otsego passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013 in Otsego. Jeff was born December 14,1955 in Plainwell to Kenneth and Doris (Krogmann) Evink. He was a 1974 graduate of Otsego High School and enjoyed woodworking, fishing and listening to the radio.

Surviving are his parents Kenneth Evink of S.D., his mother, Doris Evink of FL; his children, Heather (Michael) Leveston of Battle Creek and Roy Evink of Allegan; 2 brothers, Roger (Sandy) Evink and Jerry Evink both of Otsego; a sister, Beth (Chris) Ronfeldt of Kalamazoo; 4 grandchildren and 3 nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place. A Memorial visitation will be held from 5 to 6 P.M. Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Plainwell Church of Christ, 911 James St. (corner of Riverview and James St.), followed by a Memorial Service at 6 P.M. with Preacher David Cushman officiating. Burial of ashes will be at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego at a later date.

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  1. Lori Snyder-Steele says:

    Doris I am thinking of you and family at this time.

  2. Beverly Holmes says:

    To my Uncle Ken and Aunt Doris … what can anyone say ? To deal with a child’s death, at whatever his age, has to be so very difficult. Your children should not go before the parents. And for my cousins, Roger, Beth, & Jerry … you have lost your brother. I am so sad for all of you, and all of the rest of our family. This is such a sad time. I have been hoping we would have a much better year in 2013, but it begins badly already. Prayers have been sent for all our family.

  3. Dan Holmes says:

    I am very sorry for your loss, Ken, Doris, Beth, Roger, and Jerry.

    I hadn’t seen Jeff in many years. I remember how damned tall he was. I also remember his laugh and smile, he had an “aw shucks” kind of personality. He seemed to always be smiling and happy. I know he wasn’t always happy. I know he struggled with that. But we can remember all the good things right now.

    I only remember one specific incident at your old house in Otsego, the house at the end of the street by the school. Jeff, Rico, and many of the cousins were playing basketball in the driveway. It was a rough game, like it always was. I was probably 9 or 10, a puny little punk watching from the grass. Jeff saw me, scooped me up and put me on his shoulders. He ran 2-3 plays with “Danny Boone” on his shoulders and I got to touch the ball once.

    He was a tall, lanky, happy fellow. That’s how I’ll remember him.

  4. Doug Hoyt and Karen Hetrick says:

    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. As Bev says, we were hoping for a better a year in 2013.

  5. Jerry and Judy Shumaker says:

    Our thoughts and sympathy are with you, Doris, and family. May your special memories bring you comfort in the days and years ahead. We are thinking of you.

  6. LISA PAPINI says:

    Uncle Kenny, Aunt Doris, Rico, Boog, and Beth,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss…Our thoughts and prayers are with you…

    Lisa and Kelly

  7. Class of 1974 says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jeff’s family.

    Otsego High School Class of 1974

  8. Sherrie Aly says:

    To Dori and Your Family,
    I want to send my very heartfelt condolences to you all. I can’t imagine the grief you are suffering right now. My thoughts and prayers are definitely with you all.

  9. Plainwell Church of Christ says:

    The Plainwell Church of Christ is in prayer for the Evink family. During this difficult time we offer our assistance. We love you Doris.

  10. mary austin says:

    Doris, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Clyde Bowen says:

    Prayers for the family of Jeff,he was a good friend in high school you’ll be missed dear friend.

  12. Delores Wood says:

    Dear Doris – I was sorry to hear about Jeff. I have been having a bad time with my Parksons’ also. Let me know when you get to Otsego again and we can get together and talk. Phone number is cell phone 269-929/3607, email is above. {}

    My prayers are with you.

    Dee Wood

  13. penny browning says:

    Can’t believe another Evink family member has taken off for the pearly gates. Tootie wanted the Statler Brothers to sing, “Will the Circle be Unbroken” for her. She didn’t find the song, but no matter. One by one, her loved ones are forming an unbroken circle, up above. Now Jeff has joined the huge Evink family circle of love as well. May you all find peace.

  14. Pat "Krogman" Clingenpeel says:

    Doris, Ken & Family…I am so sorry to see about Jeff passing away. A child should not go before their parent. But GOD has his reasoning for taking the good ones home first. My prayers go out to all of you.

    Pat (Diane) or as Ken would say…DeeDee Diane

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