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Evelyn Elaine (Dobson) Kouchnerkavich, age 82, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 2, 2017. The daughter of Pearl A. (Nelson) and John Dobson Sr., Evelyn was born on December 12, 1934 in Kingsley.

She enjoyed playing softball, “Jeopardy,”  “The Wheel,” crossword puzzles and watching the Tigers. Evelyn was an AVID garage saler!

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis K. Kouchnerkavich; and her sister, Maxine McQueen.

Evelyn will be sadly missed by her siblings, Yvonne (Dobson) Johnson, John (Ellen) Dobson Jr., Olive (Dobson) Padgett; her five kids, Susan, Kevin (Lisa), Keith (Vicki), Ken (Connie), and Kirk (Connie); as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her backyard squirrels!

A celebration of life will take place from 2-5 p.m., on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Ave. S.E.,Grand Rapids.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wildlife Rehab Center, 1504 Union Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Michael & Annette Cox on March 5, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Truly a great lady!

  2. Sharon Breen on March 5, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Evelyn will be missed. She and I played ball together many years ago, with Louie coaching us. We sure had fun.
    My sympathy to the family and friends.

  3. Linda Smith on March 5, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. We played softball for many years together. I especially remember her dry wit and her keen mind.

  4. Gary Knoll and Lynn Hammer on March 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Dear Family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you all.
    Evelyn was such a fun person. We remember her out on the softball field supporting Mr.Kouch with her generous spirit of high energy and unfailing humor.
    She was also a very good listener who liked to help and support the kids in any and all of their efforts.
    Grace and Blessings as you mourn your loss.

  5. Carol Ann Kennedy on March 11, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Dear Family of Evelyn,
    I just read this obituary and want to express my sympathy to your family. My father, Stan, was a brother to
    Uncle Steve. We used to visit with Aunt Georgia and Uncle Steve in Hannah and then Mancelona. God bless you. Carol and family

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