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Timothy "Tim" Turner Evans

TIMOTHY &Quot;TIM&Quot; TURNER EVANS Cedar Rapids Timothy "Tim" Turner Evans, 80, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Solon, Iowa, passed peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Tim was born at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, on Oct. 29, 1937, to Renald P. Evans and Virginia Turner Evans. He was married to Lorna (DeMott) in 1966 and later divorced. Tim is survived by his daughter, Kelli Evans, and husband, Heith Kessler, of Cedar Rapids; son, Ryan, and wife, Jenny Evans, of Shanghai, China; brother, Mike (Lynn) Evans and sister, Molly (Brian) Scott, all of Cedar Rapids; and brother, Tom (Julie) Evans of Idaho; grandsons, Dylan Dolezal of Denver, Colo., Austin Holub of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Keegan Holub of Solon, Iowa, Jimmy of Shanghai, China, and granddaughter, Lucy Kessler. He also is survived by a nephew, two nieces, their spouses and great-nephews and -nieces. Tim lived a full and enjoyable life and was adored by many. To know him was to truly love him. Tim had a special way of genuinely getting to know people and their life's story. He never met a stranger and always had thoughtful encouragement and positive attributes in everyone. Tim was the most devoted father and grandfather. "Papa Tim" was his grandsons' number one fan at all sporting, school and life events. He loved his family time, composing music, attending his grandsons' events, playing harmonica, sketching portraits, hand writing notes, Cedar Rapids history, writing letters to the editor and reminiscing with old friends on the phone. Tim graduated from McKinley High School in 1956 and Coe College with a degree in speech in 1961. He attended and graduated from Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science in 1967. Tim's great-grandfather started John B. Turner & Sons mortuary in 1888. He worked as a funeral director in the family business until the business was sold. He then went on to work in a successful career in sales. In his earlier years, Tim learned to whistle at 10 months old. He loved to sing, singing in the choir at Westminster Presbyterian Church and Harmony Hawks. He also was a former member of Rotary and Exchange Clubs. Tim was preceded in death by both of his parents. Tim has chosen to be cremated and a private burial will take place at a later date. Visitation will take place at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home at 520 Wilson Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. with funeral services on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1285 Third Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids. The family would like to extend HUGE gratitude to the loving staff, caretakers and fellow residents at Evergreen Estates III and Mercy Hospice. Memorials may be directed to the family. Please share a memory of Tim at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.