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Description: Jeffrey Evert unexpectedly passed away Sunday, March 8, at his home in Wanamingo, Minn. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 13, at 7:00 p.m., at...
A memorial service will be held Friday, March 13, at 7:00 p.m. at the Kenyon-Wanamingo High School in Kenyon, Minn. with Pastor Christopher Culuris officiating. A private funeral service will be held at a different time.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 13, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Kenyon-Wanamingo High School preceding the memorial service.
Jeff was born on June 12, 1950, in Red Wing, Minn. He attended Zumbrota High School and graduated in 1968. He then attended Winona State University and was awarded a Bachelors of Science in Social Science, Physical Education and a minor in Health. Jeff would return to Winona over the years attaining his Masters of Science in Educational Administration and his Sixth Year Certificate in Educational Administration. On July 12, 1975, Jeff married Barbara Lynne Anderson in Lake City. In 1974, they settled in Babbitt, Minn. where Jeff was a teacher and coach. In 1977, Jeff began a 38 year career within the Kenyon-Wanamingo School system as a teacher, coach, principal and superintendent. The education and well-being of each and every student was paramount to Jeff, and he did everything within his ability to make sure that every student got a chance to succeed.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, Nick (Candace) Evert of Prior Lake, Katie (Joel) Benbrooks of Wanamingo, and Joseph Evert of Midland, Texas. Jeff has four grandchildren, Austin and Claire Evert and Piper and Oakley Benbrooks, which were his world; Sister Patricia (Edward) Anderson, and brothers, Lawrence (Sheri) Evert, Michael (Sharon) Evert, Mark (Dawn) Evert and William (David) Evert.
Jeff was an accomplished athlete, playing football, basketball and track. Jeff would later transfer his love of sport over to coaching, where he coached for a number of years in Babbitt and Wanamingo. Jeff loved westerns, and could name every actor in every cowboy movie ever made. He loved to stay active, often tinkering around in the garage or working on one of many projects started around the lawn or in the house. Jeff also loved to take his family on vacations; from New York and D.C. to Florida and Mexico. Jeff most recently ventured out west, taking his family to Deadwood, South Dakota. After a lifetime of serving others, Jeff was finally ready to hang it up and enjoy retirement with the love of his life, Barb.
His family would like to thank KW Schools, Trinity Lutheran Church, and the Wanamingo First Responders for all that you are doing in this time of grief.