Kenneth C. "Kenny" Evans
OTISCO - EVANS, STAFF SGT. KENNETH C. "KENNY" (US ARMY RET.), passed away on October 25, 2010.
Sgt. Evans joined the USAMTU in May of 1955. He was awarded the Distinguished Rifleman in 1957.
He was a member of the record setting infantry trophy team at Camp Perry, OH in 1958 and 1959. He became a member of the Presidents One hundred in 1959.
In 1960 he was assigned the EUROSER as an infantry trophy coach, where he lead his team to a win in the All Army Team Match in 1960 and 1961. In 1961, he tested rifles and ammunition used for the 1964 Olympics.
In 1966 he had direct assignment to the University of Alaska as the team coach. His team won the 1966 National ROTC Championship in 1967 and 1968, the National Woman's Championship and several All American matches.
In 1968 he served in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star.
He was assigned as non-commissioned officer in charge of the International Rifle Team in 1969. He then went on to become a recruiter assigned to Louisville in 1971, before retiring from the Army in 1973.
After a distinguished career in the Army, Sgt. Evans worked for E.I. Dupont for 22 and a half years and then retired to his farm in southern Indiana.
He continued his education and attended Purdue University to become a certified master gardener and become very well known for raising top quality Hostas as well as his arts and crafts.
He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth L. Evans; and granddaughter, Pamela Marie Dean.
He is survived by Mary, his wife of 52 years; his mother, Eva Evans of Otisco, IN; his sister, Winnie Wilson (Pat); three daughters, Alissa Wiggam (Kevin), Terre Dean (Tony), Dannette Caplan (Larry); five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Grayson Funeral Home in Charlestown, IN, with burial in the Otisco Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday from 1-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. Thursday until the time of service.
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