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Evon Carl Griess

US Veteran

Dec. 1, 1928 - Jan. 16, 2018

Sutton resident, Evon C. Griess, 89, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Fairview Manor in Fairmont, NE.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Sutton with Rev. Joe Vusich officiating. Interment will follow at the Sutton Cemetery with military honors by the Sutton American Legion Post #61. Visitation will be Friday, from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., with the family present from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated later.

Evon was born December 1, 1928, to Carl and Clarice (Nuss) Griess in Sutton. He received his education at country school District 16. On August 31, 1950, he married Naomi Nuss in Sutton.

He enlisted in the United States Army on May 29, 1951, and served until he was honorably discharged on April 20, 1953. Evon farmed in the Sutton area until 1980 but continued helping on the farm until 1995. He worked as a bartender at the Sutton American Legion while his wife was the manager. After retirement, Evon was employed part-time with Genie B’s, Sutton Implement and for Bill Rudy.

Evon enjoyed his life, his greatest love next to the Lord was his wife, Naomi. His time spent with Naomi was his true joy, which included dancing, gardening, being together and supporting his family by attending their events. He passed down one of his most loved passions of deer hunting to his sons, grandsons and great-grandsons. He was very social by reminiscing about the “good old days.” Wherever he went, he found someone who had a connection to his home-town of Sutton.

Evon was a faithful member of Emmanuel Reformed Church and the Sutton American Legion where he served as Commander.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Naomi of Sutton, NE; children, Eugene Griess of Sutton, NE; Josephine (Jim) Weldon of Lawrence, NE; Charlene (Mark) Overturf of Sutton, NE; grandchildren, Luke (Sara) Griess Aurora, NE; Erica (Emmett) Lyons of Dallas, TX; Lance Griess of Aurora, NE; Abigail (Tony) Lauters of Hastings, NE; Claire (Justin) Klooz of Enid, OK; Benjamin Weldon of Hastings, NE; Wade Overturf of Wisner, NE; Wyat (Fiancé Maria Griess) Overturf of Sutton, NE; great-grandchildren, Jackston, Nash and Kellar Griess; Oaklyn Lyons; Jude and Haven Fellows. Sisters, Ruth Griess; Anna Marie Griess; Leota Nuss and Gertie Nuss all of Sutton, NE; aunt, Gertrude Lakin of Texas; and numerous cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Paul R. Griess.


Jan. 18, 2018
Gaylene and Bill Rudy

Naomi and family. We ae so vey sat to hear that Evon had passed away. He was such a special man and we thank you both for always checking in on Bill. Praying God's Peace and Comfort for each of you.

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