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Leona "Lee" Evans

March 23, 1927 March 11, 2019
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Obituary for Leona "Lee" Evans

Leona (Lee) Pauline Evans died Monday, March 11th, following a short illness.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Iowa City. The Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez will officiate. The family will greet friends prior to the Mass from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Private burial will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Leona’s name.

Lee was born March 23rd, 1927 to Paul and Mary (Shebetka) Swenka. She married Leo Evans February 1, 1947 at St. Mary’s Church, Oxford. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1987. For 26 years, Lee spent the winter months in Mesa, AZ. There she met Wayne Dettmann of Bismarck, ND. They remained together for 25 years. Wayne was a wonderful addition to our family. He took great care of Lee and was always quick with a joke which she very much appreciated. She enjoyed golfing, playing cards with friends, flowers and cheering on the Hawkeyes. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and VFW Ladies Auxiliary #788, Cedar Rapids.

Leona is survived by her children, Terry Hughey, Diana (Mark) Dalton, Edward (Kimberly) Evans and Randall (Cindy) Evans, all of Iowa City; her special friend, Wayne; sister Emily (Norbert) Wagner; 11 grandchildren, Tami (Brent) Posivio, Dawn Holderness, Dan (Quan) Dalton, Amy Petersen, Michael Evans, Kilee (AJ) Kohles, Matthew Evans (Kiley Richards), Nicholas Evans, Mitchell Evans, Natalie Evans and Andrew Evans; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister in law, Helen (Kenneth) Swenka, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo; four brothers and three sisters; brother in laws, William (Veronica) Evans and John (Peg) Evans and her granddaughter’s husband, Ryan Petersen.

The family wishes to thank Briarwood Health Care and Essence of Life Hospice for their compassionate care.


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Visitation

Saturday

23

Mar

9:30 AM 3/23/2019 9:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 3/23/2019 11:30:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church -- Iowa City

4330 St. Patrick Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240

St. Patrick Catholic Church -- Iowa City
4330 St. Patrick Drive Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Service

Saturday

23

Mar

11:30 AM 3/23/2019 11:30:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church -- Iowa City

4330 St. Patrick Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240

Luncheon will follow the Mass.

St. Patrick Catholic Church -- Iowa City
4330 St. Patrick Drive Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph's Cemetery- Iowa City Final Resting Place

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

1122 N. Dodge Street Iowa City 52245 IA
United States
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