Evan Lyle Hall, age 31, originally from Luck, WI died Friday, March 16, 2018 in Iowa City, IA from heart failure, after a long battle with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa. He was born the son of Mark and Naomi (Rich) Hall on April 25, 1986 in Plentywood, MT. Moving from Montana to the Midwest, Evan attended school in Wisconsin, graduating from Luck High School with the class of 2005. He received his BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in Journalism and English. Evan then did graduate studies at the University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, and he was recently accepted in the PHD English Literature program at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Evan was a talented writer, artist and musician. His thoughtfulness, kindness and exuberance were a gift and a blessing to his family and friends. He is survived by his parents, Pastor Mark and Naomi Hall of River Falls, WI; brothers, Erik (Laura) Hall of Blaine, MN, Peter Hall of Oakland, CA; niece, Beda Hall; grandparents, Joy Hall formerly of Eau Claire, WI and Lyle and Joan Rich of Moorhead, MN; other cherished relatives and friends. Evan was preceded in death by his grandfather, Marshall Hall. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:00 am at Ezekiel Lutheran Church (202 S 2nd St.) in River Falls. Visitation was held on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 4-7 pm at Ezekiel Lutheran Church and on Saturday from 10-11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to eating disorder programs in the Twin Cities: The Emily Program or Park Nicollet Melrose Institute. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services of River Falls.
Our deepest sympathies to you and your whole family. May God’s peace be with you in these impossible days.
Our heartfelt prayers are with you all. May you feel God’s loving embrace in the midst of these difficult days.
Dear Hall family, my heart breaks for you. I graduated with Erik and remember Evan always having that happy smile on his face when I saw him at school. Please know that you are not alone in this painful journey even though, at times, it may feel that way. Sending many prayers your way. God bless.
God’s deep peace comfort and sustain you as you mourn this unimaginable loss.
I am heartsick. He was such a wonderful person. Much love to you all.
Oh, Mark and Naomi! I was shocked and saddened to hear about this today! I am so sorry! I hope you are doing okay! May God’s love surround you and bring you comfort and peace! Thinking of you! <3
Mark, Naomi & Family, Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray that you feel the Lord say: Here is My hand… let Me lead you through this valley. Here are My arms… let Me carry your pain. Here are My shoulders… let Me be the One you lean on. Here is My love… rest in Me, Precious Child. Just wanted to remind you that God is holding you in his Heart, and that it’s part of His gentle, loving plan to keep you there-always. May you experience the warm embrace of God’s Love through the many different hands and feet of Christ as we walk with you through this season.
I am so sorry to hear of Evan’s struggles, his death, and your great loss. May he rest in that wonderful kingdom where resurrection life awaits us! And may you be comforted and held in the love of God as you grieve. Love and Peace to you.
Mark & Naomi, Eric, Peter and the Hall & Rich families: We grieve with you at this very sad time for your family. Evan will be in our hearts and memories as a special gift from God. We hold all of you up in our prayers for strength at this impossibly difficult time. We share in the deep sorrow that is in your hearts. You were such loving parents and family to Evan and I know he felt that throughout his life. As hard as this present circumstance is for you, we pray that with faith, love from those around you, and your wonderful memories of Evan that you will be comforted and feel the incredible warmth that goes out to all of you as we share your loss. You are so important to us and we pray that you will feel God’s love and know the peace and understanding that he gives to you. Our sincere sympathies to all of you!