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      Fred Carlton Evans, age 83, 216 Dahl Street, Stanley left his family and friends on January 29, 2021. He was born in Stanley, WI on December 9, 1938, to Marlowe and Dorothy (Toft)Evans.  The family relocated to Sioux City, Iowa when his father began working for the Milwaukee Railroad.  Fred graduated from Sioux City East  High School and later earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art Education from Morningside College in Sioux City.   During his senior year, he was editor of the college yearbook.  After several years of teaching in the United States he began a 35-year career of teaching for the Department of Defense Schools across the globe. His assignments included France, Japan, Norway (his favorite), Bahrain, Crete, Philippines and Germany.  He retired from DoDDs in Bonn, Germany and then worked a few more years teaching in International Schools in Germany, Cameroon, and Egypt.  During the early years of his career, he earned a Master’s Degree from Michigan State University in their overseas program. His career allowed for extensive travel throughout the world.

     Upon retirement in 1998, he came to Stanley where he purchased his grandparents’ historic home at 918 N. Broadway (Moon Park), from his aunt, Eleanor Toft Eimermann.  During his time in Stanley, he was a past member of the Stanley Lions Club, served on the Library Board and the City Tourism Committee.  He was also an active member of the Stanley Area Historical Society and served a number of years as the organization’s Vice -President and photographer, which resulted in his recording many changes in the community.  Fred was an avid reader of books and periodicals and followed politics with a passion.  He enjoyed playing bridge and other card and board games.

     Fred is survived by his nephews Jay Evans (Natalie), Alabama, Michael Riley and David Riley of Texas, nieces Wendy Evans (Larry Glazier), Illinois and Elizabeth Riley of Texas, and his cousins Sherril Garahan of Minnesota and Catherine Garahan Malavarca of New Jersey, cousins Nancy Toft Marvin and Janet Toft Franke of Florida, his grand nephews and nieces Evan Malavarca, and Laura and Eliot Garahan and many friends he gained during his career and since retirement in Stanley. He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother Richard Evans and sister Janet Riley.

     Per his request, there will be no services.  Inurnment will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Stanley. Memorials can be directed to the Stanley Area Historical Society, PO Box 142, Stanley, WI 54768 or Moon Memorial Library Building Fund, 154 E. 5th Avenue, Stanley, WI 54768.    


Fred Evans

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The Jankoskis are extraordinary volunteers all over Stanley. President Dave has been mayor of the city for many years and, after a short pause and a write-in on the city council ballot, he continues to serve.

Curator of the museum for many years, Betty Plombon shows off the new newsletter format using a bar code for the mailings, something that she struggled hours to get right and thus making the sending easier. We have more than 600 members who receive copies of the museum's events and non-fiction nostalgia of folks who remembered life in the Stanley area.

Welcome to the Museum Website!

As president of the Stanley Area Historical Society I want to welcome you to our updated Website. Our organization is extremely proud its accomplishments since we were incorporated over 37 years ago. We have grown over the years in the size of our exhibit space and in the number of artifacts that our museum contains. We want to invite and encourage you to visit us during the months of June, July and August on Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 p.m. and in September on Sundays 1-4 p.m. Or groups wishing to visit can also call for an appointment. We guarantee you will be surprised at what we have in our over 10,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. We await your visit.

David Jankoski President

Stanley Area Historical Society