The Rev. Evan Merle Goranson Sr., 86, of Oak Lawn, died Feb. 15. Visitation was held at Edgar Funeral Home in Oak Lawn on Feb. 16. A funeral service was held at Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church in Oak Lawn on Feb. 17. Burial was private at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Rev. Goranson is survived by his wife, Elvera; his daughters, Beth Johnson and Susan Goranson; his son, the Rev. Evan Goranson Jr.; his sisters, Ruby Holt and Phyllis Nelson; many nieces and nephews; and four grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.
Rev. Goranson was born in Forestville, Conn. He was pastor emeritus at Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church, having served parishes in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania since his ordination. Memorials may be sent to Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church or the Southwest Evangelical Covenant Church.