Thomas F. Evans
Thomas Fredric Evans, 87, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at his residence in Traverse City.
He was born in Indianapolis to William and Lois Hathaway Evans and had four older siblings. After graduating from Shortridge High School, he enrolled at Princeton University. There he was a member of the Tower Club and a coxswain for the crew, graduating as a history major in 1955. After Princeton he served with United States Army Counterintelligence. During that time, he met the love of his life, Jane Parsons, in Chicago, and they married in April 1957. His love for Leland began then.
Tom was an investment banker in Indianapolis, and later at Princeton Bank and Trust, where Jane and Tom moved to raise their family in 1969. They spent summers in Leland until retiring there in 1998.
Tom became immersed in Leland life, going to coffee with the gents, enjoying 4th of July parades and making his yard colorful for birds and butterflies. He also proudly served as a County Commissioner and a board member for ShareCare.
Tom and Jane moved to Cordia in May 2018. Jane passed away unexpectedly in July 2018, leaving a huge void in his life. He grew to enjoy his friends and activities at Cordia, as well as his "vacations" back to Leland with his girls and their families.
He is survived by Julie Rogers (Mike), Amy Rullo (Tom) and his three grandchildren, whom he cherished: Malcolm Rogers, Joshua Rogers and Jessica Rullo.
The family would like to acknowledge with thanks, gratitude and appreciation the wonderful people who surrounded him these past months with love, support and care; especially his "family" at Cordia.
All are welcome to celebrate his life at 11 a.m. this Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Leland Community United Methodist Church, with calling at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his name to the Leland Library, ShareCare, or The Fishtown Preservation Society.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on February 19, 2020

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Jim Wiant
Feb 22, 2020
Timmie and I extend our condolences to Julie and Amy. In addition Jim Rubins wishes to be remembered to the family. Tom was the roommate at Princeton who was organized and kept things neat. Fortunately we had two bedrooms so he did not have to deal with our mess. We miss Tom.
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Feb 21, 2020
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Bob Collier
Feb 21, 2020
Tom was the cox' of our Princeton crew and I was the "stroke" so we sat facing each other during races and practice---he will be missed so much for he was a truly wonderful individual.
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