Marshall S. Evans
October 29, 1976 – January 13, 2024
Marshall Evans suddenly passed away on January 13, 2024 from a heart attack. He was only 47 years old. His loss was completely unexpected, and his family is profoundly saddened.
Marshall was born on October 29, 1976 in Omaha, Nebraska to Chris and Steve Evans. He graduated from Millard North High School in 1995.
After graduation, Marshall worked for various companies such as UPS, Westchester Capital Management, InfiNet, First Data, CRi, BFS, and TNAA. He worked in the area of IT and web development. He strived to learn new things and help others have fun at the same time.
In 2001, Marshall met the love of his life, Emily, while she attended the University of Iowa. They married on March 23, 2002 and soon began their family. Marshall and Emily went on to have two amazing children, Zoie and Anna. They were married for 21 wonderful years. Marshall was Emily’s best friend and partner in crime in this game of life. His personality perfectly complemented Emily’s. They lived in Omaha with their two children and loving dog, Wicket.
Marshall had the biggest heart and the most beautiful smile. He was very witty and fun! He was fearless and independent, yet sensitive and incredibly compassionate. He loved his family and friends, his dog, traveling, hiking in the mountains, coaching, wood working, video gaming, board gaming, World War II history, Star Wars, watching and attending sporting events, movies, and music.
Marshall had a passion for sports – football, baseball, golf, hockey. Any given Saturday from the end of August until the beginning of January, you would find Marshall watching and cheering on any college football game he could find – especially the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Another passion of Marshall’s was baseball. He grew up playing baseball as a catcher. As an adult, Marshall enjoyed playing in an adult baseball league. He coached high school baseball at Mount Michael Benedictine High School in the early 2000’s and then also coached his daughter Zoie’s softball team as well as Anna’s baseball team for many years. Marshall cherished the time that he coached. He always carried an extra baseball mitt in his bag so that he could share it with someone who didn’t have one. His motto that he wanted to instill in his players was to play the right way and to have fun! Even when coaching came to an end, you could still find Marshall cheering on his previous players as they played in other sports.
In recent years, Marshall dove into a new hobby – woodworking. He made beautiful pieces of furniture, wooden signs, wooden flags and much more! He enjoyed learning methods for creating something amazing from a piece of wood and sharing them with others. He could often be found out in his garage workshop rocking out to his extensive music playlist.
Marshall will be remembered for all the heart he shared with his family and friends. He truly loved each of them- and if you knew him, you knew it. His smile was so stunning it would light up the whole room. He cared so deeply for the people around him. He was so kind and passionate. He made an impact on many lives. He will be forever missed. Until we meet again.
Preceded in death by grandparents, John and Mary Ann King, Robert and Edith Evans.
Survived by wife, Emily; daughters, Zoie and Anna; mother, Chris Denkinger (Bill), father, Steve Evans (Nancy), brothers: Matthew Evans and Nathan (Amy) Evans; step brother, Troy (Lisa) Denkinger and step sister, Brook (Steve) Bufton; nephews, Simon and Callum Evans; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kerry and Tom Simmons; loving dog, Wicket.
Visitation: Friday, January 19th from 9:00AM – 11:00AM at West Center Chapel with a Funeral Service at 11:00AM.
Following the Funeral Service, please join the family for a luncheon in the West Center Chapel Community Room.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Heartland German Shepherd Rescue (https://www.heartlandgsrescue.org), Pitch In For Baseball & Softball® (PIFBS) (https://pifbs.org/lp/donate-money/), or
Rocky Mountain Conservancy (https://rmconservancy.org/join-or-give/donate/)