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Dr. Harold W. Evans, 93, of Grand Forks, ND passed away in his home on Monday, October 29, 2018.
Harold Warren Evans was born on April 17, 1925 in Milton, PA, the son of Charles and Edna (Keil) Evans. He was raised in Milton and graduated from Milton High School. Harold married his high school sweetheart, Jacqueline Ranck and they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on July 20, 2017. He attended Bucknell University, Lewistown, PA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Columbia University, New York, NY and graduated from Cornell Medical School.
During most of these years, he served in the United States Navy. First in the V-12 Program, working at the Brooklyn Naval Hospital, Brooklyn, NY. He studied at Strong Memorial, NY, Veterans Administration Hospital, Batavia, NY and the United States Navy School of Aviation Medicine, Pensacola, FL. Later, as a Naval Flight Surgeon, John and Jacque lived in San Diego, CA, where Harold served on 4 separate aircraft carriers. He served in Korea and throughout the Pacific. After retiring from the Navy in 1955, Harold completed his Fellowship in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Harold and Jacqueline moved their family to North Dakota when he joined the Grand Forks Clinic in 1958, retiring in 1997. Along with a long relationship with the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks, his activities included the American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Physicians, Third District Medical Society, North Dakota Medical Association, Federal Aviation Agency Aviation Medical Examiner, North Dakota Heart Association, North Dakota Physicians Service ( BC/BS), North Dakota Health Care Review, North Dakota Advisory Committee on Rehabilitation Services, North Dakota Regional Medical Program, North Dakota Chapter of American Critical Care Nurses Association, American Association of Medical Clinics, American Society of Internal Medicine, North Dakota Society of Internal Medicine, North Dakota Diabetes Association, North Dakota State Board of Medical Examiners, Greater Grand Forks Senior Citizens Organization, Fellows of the University of North Dakota Board of Trustees, and Community (Fire Hall) Theater/Board of Directors. Harold was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, BPOE, and the Minnkota Genealogical Society. His hobbies were family genealogy, reading, golf, computer files and ocean cruises.
Dr. Evans is survived by Ceanne Evans of Spokane, WA, Kenneth Evans, Columbia Heights, MN and Charles (Nancy) Evans, Patricia Evans and Joanne (James) Kobetsky all of Grand Forks, ND; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Edna Evans and his wife, Jacqueline Evans.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the St. Joseph’s Social Care and Thrift Store and the Community Violence Intervention Center (CVIC).
A Private Ceremony: Was held at Memorial Park North Cemetery onThursday, November 1, 2018.
Military Honors: Were accorded by the American Legion Post 157, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3817 and the United States Navy Reserve.