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Obituary: James E. Evenhouse

November 5, 1939 – August 29, 2021

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James E. EvenhouseJames E. Evenhouse, age 81, of St. John, IN, went home to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Beloved husband of Victoria Evenhouse, nee Sturwold. Loving father of Douglas (Nancy) Evenhouse, Dwayne (Lorene) Evenhouse, and Deanne (Steve) Dykstra. Cherished grandfather of 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren with one on the way. Preceded in death by an infant son James Jr., his brother and sister-in-law Richard and Arlene Evenhouse, and by his parents Jacob and Ann Evenhouse. James was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Visitation Saturday, September 4, 2021, from 9 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Bethel Christian Reformed Church, 3500 Glenwood Lansing Road, Lansing, IL with Rev. Shaun Buikema officiating. Interment Oak Ridge Cemetery – Lansing, IL. Memorial contributions may be given to Illiana Christian High School (10920 Calumet Avenue, Dyer, IN 46311) and North Ridge Community Church – Eldridge, IA ( For more information, please call 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at

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