Blanch Mary Evans was born on May 14, 1914, in Dike, Iowa, the daughter of James and Mary Kubalek. Blanch graduated from Clutier High School in 1932. In 1938, she was united in marriage to Emmett Evans at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Blanch worked in the meat department at Sunmart in Cedar Rapids for 40 years, retiring in 1979. She then moved to Clutier. In 2005, she moved to Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer. Blanch was a member of the Rosary Society at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clutier and the Meat Packers Union. She enjoyed fishing, traveling, going on cruises, and Sunday family get-togethers at her mother’s house. Blanch died at the age of 102 on Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Sunrise Hill Care Center. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Steve; five brothers; and five sisters. Blanch is survived by a granddaughter, Gina; five great grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews.
The burial will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cedar Rapids.