Date of Death: August 24, 2020

Service Details

A celebration of life will be held in his honor. Time and date will later be announced.

Obituary Notice

Christopher Evans was born on June 18th, 1988 in Sturgis, Michigan and passed away on August 24th, 2020 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. He was 32 years old. His life unexpectedly ended due to respiratory failure.

Christopher, also known as “Chris,” was special to so many. Even though Chris was a private and modest man, he never looked for praises and was never one to boast, he always went on quietly working for the ones he loved. His dreams were seldom spoken, his wants were very few and most of the time his worries went unspoken too. Chris was always there … a firm foundation through every storm life had for him. He always had a sturdy hand in times of stress and strife and most importantly was a loved man that we could count on good or bad. He will be a missed son, brother and friend to all of us. Chris’ unique personality will carry on through his irreplaceable soul and will never be forgotten by the ones who loved and cherished him.

Christopher graduated from Three Rivers High School in Three Rivers, Michigan and continued his education at Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville, Michigan. While there he earned his Certified Medical Assisting Certificate. He also furthered his education while working at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He had developed a bond with many of his patients and co-workers, forming many lasting friendships along the way.

Another passion he had since childhood was music. Music was the center of his life. He played many instruments, but his favorite was the French horn. He played in his High School band and also for the Kalamazoo Symphony band following high school. Connecting with music became part of his soul.

Chris also had a very special person in his life that he found an unlasting bond for. Amanda Mancino was his girlfriend and the love of his life. They had an untouchable connection together. They both lived together for the past seven years with their two cats Max and Fits. Max being Chris’ sidekick. He also enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews.

Chris is survived by his mother and father Linda and Mike Evans from Three Rivers, Michigan. His two sisters Erica Evans from Edwardsburg, Michigan and Ashley Evans from White Pigeon, Michigan. His many nieces and nephews include Aydin Black, Adelina Garcia, Charlie Cardenas, Alexia Garcia and AJ Garcia. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Everard & Mary Stemm, grandparents Robert & Betty Evans, great-grandparents Charles & Garnet Sprowl, and his uncle Glenn Stemm.

Additional Information

Christopher’s legacy and intelligence will live on proudly as he was an organ donor along with donating his remains to science research.

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11 Comments

  1. We all know that God doesn’t make mistakes about who and when he calls someone home. We are all going to miss Chris because of of his many talents, his kindness, and cheer he brought into a room. Rest In Peace my friend🙏🏿

  2. I enjoyed talking with Chris no matter what it was about. He was so professional yet down to earth. His skills were outstanding and always knew what to say. I miss him dearly. Love and prayers to the family.

  3. We are going to miss Chris so much. He was a very accomplished gentleman and shared his talents with many. He was a huge help to us at Pine Rest. He leaves behind an empty space that will be impossible to fill. Now he is teaching angels how to play the french horn.

    Bruce Springer

  4. Words can’t express the grief and saddness I feel for all of us who knew and loved Chris. He was a wonderful man, a great friend and the sort of person who comes along once in a life time, if you are lucky. The hole he will leave behind is only eclipsed by the mark he made. His legacy is one that any person would be proud to leave. He treated everyone with kindness and respect, and even though he was burning the candle at both ends, always had the time to “go the extra mile” for anyone who needed him or could use his help. He was one of the smartest people I have ever known. He was resourseful. He had integrity. He showed me how to care a little more and try a little harder. I will try and honor his memory by giving more of my time each day to one person who needs it, even when I’m too busy, or too tired, because I know he would have.

  5. Chris was my michevious prankster buddy at work, and one of the most intelligent people I have ever met. His kindness and compassion will remain forever in my memory. He genuinely cared for others, and he always gave more than he would ever ask. His loss is deeply felt within the Pine Rest community, and our clinics will forever suffer a void from his passing. He will be remembered always.

  6. To the Evans family..I am so sorry for the loss of Chris. He was a great guy. I met Chris when he was going to Hoppin school. Then as he went to middle and high school Chris would stop in at Hoppin to see me. He was always up beat and always had a smile on his face. The last time I saw him he was working at Pro-Med and we exchanged email addresses. We kept in touch for a while but our lives took different turns and we lost touch. Chris touched many lives and will be missed by all.

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