Mychal  W. “Rambo” Evenson
Born September 14, 1961
Passed March 1st, 2022

Mychal passed away in his home on March 1, 2022, at the age of 60.

He was born to Penny Evenson and William “Bill” Kohler and later adopted by William “Bill” Evenson. He is preceded in death by his father, Bill Evenson, ex-wife Debbie Gilmore, and his beloved grandparents Michael and Lucile Pelroy. He is survived by his daughter Tynnese (RuBen) Mein, son Mychal (Tasheena) Evenson, granddaughter Lisa Mein, former stepdaughter Traci Gilmore, his siblings — Willie, Glen, Betty-Gale, Tammy, Christopher, Kim, and Brian — ex-wife Tammie Marsh, mother Penny Evenson, birth father Bill Kohler, and many nieces and nephews.

He enjoyed riding motorcycles, hiking and basketball in his younger years. While playing basketball, he got the nickname “Rambo.” In 1982, Mychal and his friend Jimmy Arnold raced in the Kinetic Grand Championship. Mychal earned the Fickle Fate Award for an accident in which the chain slipped off the sprocket; Mychal reached down to fix the chain, and his weight tipped the machine over. He fell out of the machine, which subsequently ran him over. He recovered overnight and returned the next day, and finished the race.

In 1986 Mychal ran another Kinetic Sculpture Race with friend LeRoy Marsh Jr. During the race, his then-wife was rushed to the hospital for an emergency related to her second pregnancy. The result of the emergency was the birth of their second child and son. As of that race, this was the only known event of a racer leaving the race and returning after a child’s birth. He had to provide photo proof that he had a new baby to return to the race.

The family would like to extend a special “thank you” to Guy and Judy Luther for all the support they gave to Mychal in his last years.


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