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In Memory of Roger Evenson

Gathering of Friends & Family

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday August 18, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Thursday August 19, 2021
St. Patrick Catholic Church
1500 Vine Street
Hudson Wisconsin

Roger Roy Evenson, age 85, of Hudson, WI. passed away at home the morning of Sunday August 15, 2021. 

Roger was born February 9, 1936 in Shawno, WI. to Palmer and Dorothy (Radke) Evenson. He graduated from Hudson High School class of 1954. Roger served in the United States National Guard before later pursuing further education at WITC where he became a Master Plumber. September 28, 1957 would begin the 63-year marriage to Patricia Cameron. Their union would be blessed with five children. 

Roger wasn’t afraid to share his sense of humor, he could dish it out and take it with the best of them. He and Pat took the family on many vacations, traveling to Colorado, Florida, and California. The two also traveled overseas. Sunday drives with the family would include driving by his current job sites. Roger was a hard worker, loving father, and responsible provider, he recently said he would still be working alongside his family if his body could take it. As the owner of Evenson Plumbing, he took pride in caring for his customers. He was a member of the Wisconsin Plumbers Association, on park boards, the Grand Marshal for Hudson Booster Days, and the good neighbor for North Hudson Pepper Fest. In 2004 he was named Wisconsin PHCC plumber of the year. Roger was also a member of the Knights of Columbus organization.

Roger will forever be missed by his wife, Pat; children, Rick (Barb) Evenson, Laurie Evenson, Lisa Evenson-Barr, Cherie (Bill) Gilbert, and Julie (Mark Hampton) Evenson; brother, David Evenson, and sister-in-law JoAnn Evenson; grandchildren, Josh (Rachelle) Evenson, Jenna (John) Oman, Miranda and Mitchell Barr, Brittany, Andrew, and Quincey Gilbert, Nick (Olivia Addis) Lubinski, and Sydney Evenson, great grandchildren, Taylor, Chase, Rose, and Ruby. He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother Tom Evenson.

A Gathering of family and friends will take place Wednesday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, August 18, 2021 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, 520 S. 11th Street. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 11:00am, August 19, 2021, at St. Patricks Catholic Church, with a visitation beginning at 10:00am.  Memorials are preferred to St. Patrick’s Church or Christian Community Campus Foundation- Wintergreen.

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    • Pat and Family, I was so surprised to hear about Roger. I’ve been gone from Hudson most of the last year. It will be such a loss to you and all the family and all who knew him. I knew Roger from day one, we were some of the old timers, growing up in Hudson. Roger was a gentleman, a friend to many and I am happy that I knew him.
      My sincere sympathy and prayers,
      Alyce Ferguson

    • Pat and Family, I was so surprised to hear about Roger. I’ve been gone from Hudson most of the last year. It will be such a loss to you and all the family and all who knew him. I knew Roger from day one, we were some of the old timers, growing up in Hudson. Roger was a gentleman, a friend to many and will be missed.
      My sincere sympathy and prayers,
      Alyce Ferguson

    • Roger will be missed by many, I will remember him for his many accomplishments.. HE WAS A SELF MADE MAN, His dad died before he graduated from high school, leaving him with a mother with health problems. Roger took over the responsibility of the family. Pursued a technical education and became a plumber., married his high school sweetheart and proceeded to raise a great family and build one of the most successful businesses in Hudson, He was always able to find the time to volunteer to make Hudson better,