Winton Evans, age 86, a long-time resident of Bagley and Fosston, passed away on Sunday morning, May 23rd, at Sanford Bagley Hospital from complications of cancer treatment. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1st, at the Carlin Funeral Home in Fosston with Pastor Bill Meyers officiating. Interment will be in Rosehill Cemetery, Fosston. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at www.carlinfuneral.com.
Winton Lowell Evans was born in Fosston, Minnesota, the son of World War I veteran, John J. Evans and Esther (Hazelton) Evans and was raised in Polk County.
Winton was a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and was a heavy equipment operator working with high voltage systems for Minnesota Power and Light and other utility companies over his career. He was often called upon for helping communities hit by storms and disasters and worked across the U.S. on many restoration projects to benefit of many communities. He was noted for his heroic effort, risking his life in an attempt to save a friend and colleague on the job from a horrible accident. In his later life, Winton lived in retirement in Bagley among many friends and neighbors. He was a loving person, who loved his wife, family, grandchildren and friends.
Winton is survived by his two daughters, Wendy Francis of Garrison, MN and Jennifer Miller of Franklin, TN, his son John Evans of Silver Spring, MD, his sister Madreen Evans of Minneapolis, MN and his brother Bruce Evans of Bagley, as well as many grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers, Arlon and Walton, his wife Jean, daughter Julie Borders and granddaughter Raina Evans.