Benjamin Evangelista, 91, of Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, passed away on November 28, 2022. He was born in Highland Park, Illinois, on April 28, 1931, the son of Carlo and Madelaena (Casorio) Evangelista.
Ben married Barbara Tremaine on October 7, 1950, at Immaculate Conception Church in Waukegan, Illinois, and was proudly dedicated to his wife and their five children. Ben loved the Lord, and exemplified his faith through prayer, devotion, and an overall wonder of nature, instilling these values in his children and their families. He was a parish member at St. Norbert Parish in Northbrook, Illinois, and St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin. An award-winning landscape designer, Ben had a passion for the outdoors, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and bird-watching. He also took great joy in reading, wood carving and collecting antiques, but most of all, he truly loved getting to know the people around him.
Ben is survived by his children, Cathy (Dan) Meyer, Dave Evangelista, Ben (Cindy) Evangelista, Madeline (Mark) Hood; grandchildren, Becky (Evan) Priday, Cara Evangelista, Carl (Emelyn) Evangelista Jr., Christopher (Grace) Evangelista, Ross Evangelista, Scott Evangelista, Brad (Cassie Rogala) Evangelista, Kelly (Ben) Johanson, Andrew (Ashley) Hood; five great-grandchildren, Kaia, Alianna, Josiah, Charlie, Audrey; two daughters-in-law, Carol Evangelista, Barbara Pieczyrak; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife Barbara; son, Carl Evangelista; great-grandson Alessandro; siblings, Frank Evangelista, Lucille Sutton, Marie Harty, and Edith Mordini.
Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. followed by a mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church, 2020 91st Street, Kenosha, WI 53143. Donations in memory of Ben may be sent to St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church.