Joel L. Evans, age 24, of Hastings, died July 22, 2009, at his home.
Joel was born November 29, 1984, in Hillsborough County, Fla. He had worked as a kitchen employee in the hospitality industry. His hobbies included fishing and movies, especially the Harry Potter series, and he was a football fanatic. Joel had accepted the Lord as his savior.
He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Evans, and his aunt, Ruby Anderson.
Joel is survived by his mother, Jeannie, of Hastings; brothers, Jeremy, Joshua, and Levi Evans, all of Hastings; sisters, Heidi (Patrick Bauer) Evans of Hastings, Katie Evans of Alabama, Josie Evans of Dennison, Minn., and Kasilu Evans of Hastings; also special friend, Justin Hanson, of Hastings.
The Funeral Mass, with Fr. Allan Paul Eilen officiating, was held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Hastings, on July 28, 2009. The pallbearers were Jeremy Evans, Joshua Evans, Levi Evans, Arman Koehler, Justin Hanson, and John Koivuluoma.
Arrangements were handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com.