Robert A. “Rob” Evans, age 58 of Brooklyn, died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Grinnell, Iowa. Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn with Dennis Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn. A memorial fund has been established.
Robert is survived by his parents, Robert J. and Glenna of Brooklyn; his sister Karen Soliday (Frank) of Ankeny; two nephews, Mike Soliday and Bart Soliday of Ankeny, and several cousins.
Robert was preceded in death by his grandparents, Earl and Alice Swindal Evans, and James and Gertrude Kenyon Keller.
Robert A. Evans was born October 5, 1954 in Grinnell, Iowa, the son of Robert John and Glenna Faye Keller Evans. He graduated from B.G.M. High School with the Class of 1973. Robert was a truck driver and farmer. He also worked for Monsanto and Nagel Farms. Robert enjoyed restoring antique tractors, and collecting scale model tractors. He traveled to visit Navy battle ships and also enjoyed watching World War II combat movies.