In loving memory of

Denise Lyn Evans
August 16, 1983 - June 28, 2020

Denise Lyn Jacobson Evans, 36 of Onalaska, WI passed away on Sunday June 28, 2020.
Denise was born August 16, 1983 in Winona, MN to Kenneth and Helen Jacobson. She graduated from Rushford-Peterson High School in 2002. She received her Associated Nursing Degree from Western Technical College in Wisconsin and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Viterbo University. She was currently employed at Gunderson Health System in Lacrosse as a Registered Nurse. Denise had a huge heart and compassion which made her a great nurse.
She was united in marriage to Scott Evans on August 9th, 2013. Denise was the sister to six siblings and the oldest of the (little girls), they enjoyed many adventures together on the farm whether it was teaming up and playing softball on a Sunday, working on 4-H projects, sledding in the winter, or taking in adventure on a dirt road. She enjoyed spending time with family and loved her time with her nieces and nephews. Denise also brought a smile and a fun loving sense of humor to all family gatherings. Her nieces and nephews will remember her fun, spirited, and goofy personality. Denise enjoyed a good book, movies, and reality TV. She will also be dearly missed by her dog Kobe who was her pride and joy.
She is survived by her husband Scott Evans, of Onalaska WI, her parents Kenneth and Helen Jacobson, of Peterson MN, her brother Ryan (Leah) Jacobson, of Peterson, MN, her five sisters Anne (Travis) Berg, of Eau Claire WI, Mary (Jason) Schwarz, of Fountain, MN, Melissa (Jason) Engelby, of Winnebago, MN, Amy Jacobson, of Peterson, MN, and Kristi (Josh) Rein, of Lanesboro, MN. She is also survived by her father in law Courtney Evans of Onalaska, WI and her brother in law Courtney Evans Jr Onalaska, WI. She is survived by five nephews, Shane, Drake, Jake Ryan, Logan, and Boe, and seven nieces, Avalon, Emarie, Brooke, Lindsay, Mara, Myla, and Elin.
She was proceeded in death by her grandparents, Orran and Olga Jacobson, Lawrence and Milda Laumb, and mother in law Sheila Evans.
She will live on in our memories and hearts forever Rest In Peace our sweet Neece.
Funeral Service will be 10 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2020 at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church with the Reverend Luther Mathsen officiating. The service will be held outdoors at the bandshell, please bring a lawn chair. A drive-thru visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Thursday in the church parking lot. Please follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks. Denise will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.
Please share a memory of Denise, sign her online guestbook and view her video tribute when it becomes available at Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service - Rushford is assisting the family with arrangements.


Rosanne Schulz wrote on Jul 6, 2020:

"As a nurse Denise was compassionate, caring, competent and always a team mate to her colleagues. I was fortunate to be able to have hired Denise into the Nursing Float Pool at Gundersen. I am so happy that I got to know her. Denise\'s spirit will live on in memories. Rosanne Schulz, RN"

David Memenga wrote on Jul 4, 2020:

"I really enjoyed working with Denise at Gundersen. She was always so helpfully, especially when I was new and learning. She was good to joke around with and I will miss her dearly."

Heather Iverson wrote on Jul 3, 2020:

"Nursing is a calling, a way of living. I honor Denise who is no longer with us and our life as a nurse. Denise is not remembered by her years as a nurse, but by the difference she made during those years by stepping into people?s lives, by special moments. Denise, I honor you this day and light a candle to symbolize my honor and appreciation for being a nurse colleague. Heather Iverson, RN"

Bernie Rogers wrote on Jul 1, 2020:

"So hard to believe this sad loss. I had the distinct pleasure of working with Denise while we were both employed at Brookdale Senior Living. She was such a dedicated and compassionate RN; and such a joy to work with. I am so very sorry for your loss. Bernie"

Marie Bakkum Ingalls wrote on Jul 1, 2020:

"Helen, Ken & Family, So sorry to hear about your daughter\'s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you."

Sharon and Maynard Rustad wrote on Jun 30, 2020:

"Although we did not know Denise personally, we extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to your family! She was certainly a beautiful person!"

susie wrote on Jun 30, 2020:

"one message said\"it sounds like Denise was loved and respected\". It is true when she floated on our unit at the hospital. She was indeed a sweet human."

Judy Feine Norum wrote on Jun 30, 2020:

"Helen and family....I am so sorry to hear of your daughter?s passing. It sounds as if she was loved and respected by many, many people. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Judy Feine Norum"

Pr. Daryl & Michele Thompson wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"We are saddened to learn of Denise?s passing. A person who?s life was dedicated to easing the suffering of others, of subtracting from the misery of the world, of bringing peace, comfort and hope where it was so sorely needed. There is indeed a special place in heaven for the saints such as Denise. May the arms of Jesus now be her joy and comfort. Pr. Daryl & Michele Thompson "

Sue Kauffman wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"Shocked and saddened to hear you are gone Denise. We spent two years together getting our BSN at Viterbo in our close knit group of 7. We also worked together when you graciously floated to LD at Gundersen to help out. Rest in peace and may your nursing legacy live on! ?"

PaulaStrand wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"I am so sad to hear this. I worked with Denise in the hospital. She was a beautiful person and great nurse. Prayers to her family."

Cindy Levendoski wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"I was a cna on the postpartum unit and would get to work with her. Always a pleasure to work with Denice. What a wonderful nurse and person. You will be missed Denise. "

Darre Druschke wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"I am a nurse on Gundersen? s Obstetrics unit in the hospital and always enjoyed having Denise to work with when she floated to us. I appreciated her warmth and caring towards our patients, their families, and us, her co-workers! She will be greatly missed! You have all my sympathy!"

Ike & Carol Johnson wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"You have our deepest sympathy Ken & Helen and entire family. In Our Prayers! Ike & Carol Johnson"

Stephanie Thorson-Olesen wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"I went to high school with Denise, where she aways put a smile on everyone\'s face. Over time we lost track of each other, but two years ago I gave birth to my little boy who ended up with lots of health challenges. After a few rough days, a familiar face walked into the room and asked if it was ok that she was assigned to us. I was so happy to see Denise and have a familiar face at the bedside. She took wonderful care of my little guy and I. I will always be thankful that she was there as an unwavering force during that difficult time. She was wonderful!"

Megan Hansen wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"So very sorry to hear this. I worked with Denise in the hospital a few years ago. You All have my Deepest Sympathy~ RIP Denise "

Ashley wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"Oh, Denise! Niecer Piecer. Bestie. My sweet, sweet friend! I can?t believe you are gone. We shared sooo many milestones together. So many ups and downs (but mostly ups!) Our friendship never wavered. We balanced each other out, you were the Ying and I was the Yang (or however that saying goes). I will FOREVER cherish the 30 years of friendship I got with you. Some people search an entire lifetime and never find a friendship like ours. I?m so thankful for our memories, together. I will love you, always! RIP, until we meet again and save some shenanigans for me! Love, Ashley "

Kelsey Schieffer wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"Will never forget little laughs between SBAR at work and your hard work never went unrecognized. You could have had the worst day and not once would you complain. I?m sad to see such a sweet soul go. Rest In Peace. ?? -Kelsey, RN (co-worker at Gundersen)"

Mee Vang wrote on Jun 29, 2020:

"Denise was such a humble and sweet person to work with. She was a wonderful nurse. My condolences to her family. May she rest in peace. "