Elmer J. Evard

  • Born: January 28, 1924
  • Died: June 19, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family


Elmer J. Evard, 95, of Fort Wayne, went home to the Lord and was reunited with the love of his life, Grace, on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. He was born on January 28, 1924 in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Catherine (Zuber) Evard. Elmer went to Central Catholic High School. He proudly served during World War II and flew 51 missions. After the war, Elmer worked at Berghoff Brewery before joining the United States Post Office where he retired in 1984. Elmer was a founding member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church where he was very active, including the religious education program, choir, and Bingo. He loved to work out and had many friends at Planet Fitness. Elmer enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, raising chickens, and eating the fruits of his labor.

Elmer is survived by his daughters, Beth (Mike) Eldridge, Michelle (Andy) Webster, and Mary (Rich) Sherwood; daughter-in-law, Karol Evard; 27 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends. Along with his parents and wife, Grace, he was preceded in death by his son, Donald Evard Sr.; daughter, Delores Wyss; and siblings, Mildred Burt and Don, Jerry, and Chuck Evard.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church (7215 St Joe Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46835) at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be on Friday, June 28, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home Maplewood Park (4017 Maplecrest Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815) from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, with a rosary at 4:30 pm, and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Burial will be at the Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission or memorial masses.