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Elliott John Evans

August 4, 1952 — October 6, 2023

Kalamazoo

Elliott John Evans was born on August 4, 1952 to parents, Louise and Louis Evans. He was educated in the Chicago Public Schools until high school. He then moved to South Haven, Michigan, where he graduated from high school. Elliott participated in wrestling and won various awards, including the state championship. He was eventually inducted into the Wresting Hall of Fame. Elliott received a full scholarship to attend any school of architecture in the United States. He attended Western Michigan University, and went on to design and draw the plans for the first Foot Locker store in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Elliott and his brother, Mike, then decided to move to Los Angeles, where they lived for a few years, enjoying the fast-paced life with fun and excitement. Then, when his father got sick, Elliott moved back to Kalamazoo and cared for his father until his death.

Elliott is survived by his sister, Beverly; nieces, Tiffany, Kiera, Trinity, and Tiffany’s husband, Anthony; his nephew, Todd; his best friend, June; and many friends and acquaintances.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at 3926 S. 9th Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49009, with funeral services to follow at noon. Memorial contributions in Elliott’s honor may be made to The Salvation Army, 1700 S. Burdick St., Kalamazoo, MI, 49001; ASPCA, 1-800-628-0028; Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries, 448 N. Burdick St., Kalamazoo, MI, 49007; St. Jude, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.  Please visit Elliott’s personalized webpage to share memories and condolences at https://www.langelands.com .

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Visitation

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Langeland Family Funeral Home Burial & Cremation Services

3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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3926 South 9th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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