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James N Everts

July 11, 2022


James Nelson Everts, aka Captain Midnight, passed away in the early hours of July 11th of heart failure. He was born in Schuylerville, NY on June 30, 1946. He was preceded in death by parents Kenneth G. and Betty P. Everts. He was married to the love of his life, Deanna Camile (Lolly) Everts in April of 1972, who preceded him in death November 21, 1994. He is survived by Joan Dekan, Robert Everts, and Dorothy Everts, and predeceased by brothers Roy Everts and George Everts. Also survived by nieces and nephews, Andie (Frank), Sandie (Bruce), Alice (David), Jeff (Janis), Doug (Beverly), Dan, Debbie, Fred, Valerie, Sue (Robert), Rob, Elisa, and Loi (Brad) and predeceased by Brian, Eric and Wayne on the Everts’ side and in-laws Georgine, Terry, Artie, Niece & Nephews Raelynn, Raymond (Connie), Michael (Beverly), Joey, Shane and various grand nieces and nephews. . .  on his wife’s side. He adored his family on both sides, but also adopted a lot of people along the way. He is also survived by his very dear friend, MaryAnn Graziano, who brought great joy to him in his last years.  

Jim was a New York regent scholar but ended up transferring to Chicago, falling in love with construction work. After a few short years he started his new life with his beloved wife. He had his own business for 20 years and was an expert in building restoration. He was active in the union. He was a tremendously hard worker, notoriously slept about four hours a night. He loved his dogs Rufus, Rikki, Smokey and Bear. He was an enthusiast of trains, gardening and croquet, old radio, and antiquing. He spent four or five hours every day at the gym and become an icon there for losing over a hundred pounds in a very short time through sheer tenacity. He was a proud member of a walking group who called themselves “The Walking Dead.”  Uncle Jim lived to rescue and nurture people and was quite possibly the most generous man alive. Quirky, intelligent sense of humor, staunch republican, Uncle Jim was loved so dearly by so many people and he leaves great, cavernous holes in all of our lives. All of us who loved him will cherish him in our hearts always.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 10393 Chicago, IL 60610, are appreciated.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, July 30th, 2022 from 1:00 – 6:00 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, IL. Private Interment.

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Memorial Gathering
July 30, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Brust Funeral Home
135 S. Main St.
Lombard, IL 60148

Private Interment


American Cancer Society
P. O. Box 10393, Chicago IL 60610

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