Evan Drew Coobs

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Evan Drew Coobs
November 11, 1963-June 24, 2019

Evan Drew Coobs passed away on June 24, 2019, in Champaign, Illinois. He was 55 years old.

Evan was born on November 11, 1963, in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Edward W. Coobs and Doris A. (Rodenberg) Coobs.  He graduated from Central High School, Elkader, Iowa, (1982), the University of Iowa College of Business (Accounting) and the University of Iowa College of Law (1989).

He was married to Karen Marie (McGann) Coobs in Peoria, Illinois on July 4, 1987.  He is survived by Karen and their children, Evan Drew (Marie) Coobs II; Abigail Marie (Kale) Brinkoetter; and Katherine Anne (Jacob) Chesnut, and grandchildren Kayla Jo Coobs and Evan Drew Coobs III; siblings Earl Coobs, Donna Strange, Eric Coobs, and Cory Coobs; and numerous aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Evan was a practicing attorney for 30 years and a shareholder of Meyer Capel Law Firm, where he worked as a business and transactional attorney. Prior to joining Meyer Capel in 1996, Evan was in private practice in Minnesota and an in-house attorney in Champaign.

Evan believed first and foremost in the importance of family, and was a devoted husband and father. His wife and children were his constant pride and joy.  He was also a fun-loving person who looked for the humor in people and situations. His laughter filled the room and his personality was larger than life. Evan was a very generous man who was always available and willing to help his family and friends. Everyone felt comfortable and happier just by being around him.

A visitation was held Sunday, June 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy, and a funeral mass was held Monday, July 1 at 10 a.m. at Saint Matthew Catholic Church, Champaign. Father Lee Brokaw officiated. Burial followed in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Champaign. Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lodge of Saint Louis or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Condolences may be offered at www.morganmemorialhome.com.
 

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