Raised in the Beartooth Mountains in Montana, John graduated from Absarokee High School in 1986 and began serving a two-year apprenticeship near Yosemite Park, California from 1986 until beginning Cypress College's Department of Mortuary Science in 1988. After receiving his certification in Mortuary Science, and passing the California Embalmers exam and National Board exam he became a Licensed California Embalmer on July 17, 1989. Attending night school he earned an Associate in Science Degree in June 1990, and continued his efforts receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a health care emphasis from the University of Redlands on January 31, 1996.
Having met Jennifer while attending Mortuary School and marrying in 1993 they moved to her hometown of Norwalk, Ohio in 1996, and received a reciprocating Ohio Embalmer license on December 18, 1996 and Funeral Director license on June 5, 1997.
On September 25, 2000, after much hard work and dedication, John became part-owner and managing funeral director of the Evans & Groff Funeral Home; and along with his wife Jennifer (Traczek), took full ownership June 16, 2005, now Evans Funeral Home.
John is thrilled to be a part of the Norwalk community for the past 23 years. He is a member and Past President of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association (OFDA), Past President of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice (APFSP); member of the Norwalk Elks Lodge No. 730 and Norwalk Eagles Aerie 711; Knights of Columbus Council 626 and Fr. Stephen Badin Assembly 823 4th Degree Knight; active member of the Huron County Chamber of Commerce; and Past President of the Norwalk Economic Development Corporation, former Chairman-Norwalk Catholic School Governing Board and former President-Senior Enrichment Services in Huron County.
Raised in Norwalk, Jennifer graduated from Norwalk High School (Go Truckers!) in 1987. Having completed her bachelor in Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis at California State University, Fullerton, she went on to receive her Funeral Director's License in 2002 from the State of Ohio Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors. She served her funeral director apprenticeship with her husband here in Norwalk. Jennifer is also a licensed Cosmetologist in both Ohio (since 1988) and California (since 1989), which has been a passion since she was 13 years old.
Jennifer is a graduate of Norwalk High School and returned after College 20 years ago, and is pleased to be serving the community she loves. She is an active Board Member with the Norwalk Public Library, Shoestring Players, Kiwanis Club of Norwalk, Project Leadership of Huron County, Endowment Fund for Norwalk City Schools, and Norwalk Elks Lodge No. 730; and a member of the Norwalk Eagles Auxiliary Aerie 711 and Huron County Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of OFDA and NFDA.
24-Hour Telephone Number (419) 668-1469.
Fax Number (419) 663-6149
Email: John Evans, LFD, CFSP
Email: Jennifer Evans, LFD
Located at the intersection of East Main Street (Route 61 East) and Old State Road.
314 E. Main St, Norwalk, OH, 44857.