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Shane Evans

March 7, 1975 — October 7, 2020

Shane Edward Evans, 45, of Albion, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Lutheran Hospital from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on September 13th. Born March 7, 1975 in Columbia City, he was the son of Alan Wilkerson and Vickie (Evans) Beasley.

He graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1993. Shane spent the majority of his work career as a semi driver. He worked for Bocsh, Black Horse Carriers, Stanz Foodservice, P&B Trucking, and recently for Driver Source driving for Ryder this past spring.

Watching racing, rooting on the Green Bay Packer and Colts were some of the joys Shane had. He loved his children deeply and enjoyed cooking for his family. A collector of many interests, Shane was always on the lookout for a rare stamp, coin, clock or antique airplane. Shane had a large personality including being funny, telling jokes and being charismatic. He was very social and enjoyed being around others and having a great time. He found relaxation and joy in riding his motorcycle, cruising around in his Mustang convertible, fishing and listening to music.

Shane is survived by his mother, Vickie Beasley; step-father, Ryan Beasley; son, Sebastian Evans; daughter, Alexis Evans; sisters, Angie Goings, Heather (Brandon) Whelpley Sinja Hadley, Paige (Virgil) Cordova, Shannon Roe and Shantel Wilkerson; brothers, Steven (Lena) Kellam and Shiloh Wilkerson; girlfriend, Tristan Smith; many nieces and nephews;  and two great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Alan Wilkerson; and brother, Christopher Wilkerson.

A gathering of family and friends will be  4 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2020 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. With the current Executive Order, face masks are required for attendance. Funeral services will be  11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Grable officiating. With limited seating, the funeral service may also be watched live on Facebook through DeMoney Grimes Live . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given toward his final expenses, in care of DeMoney-Grimes. Visit to send Shane's family online condolences, sign the online guest book or make a memorial contribution.

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No donation is too small and your support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Monday, October 12, 2020

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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