Evers, Jack

Written by David Green.

Jack Evers, 73, of Waldron, Mich., died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Facility in Defiance, Ohio.

He was born in Waldron Feb. 18, 1936, to the late James Arthur and Esther (Kemerly) Evers. Jack married Janet Krum on Feb. 7, 1960, in Napoleon, Ohio, and she preceded him in death Sept. 22, 2005.

Jack was a 1954 graduate of Waldron High School. Besides a life-long farmer, he was also employed by Dinnerbell in Archbold for 36 years and Sauder Woodworking in Archbold for 10 years. He was a member of the Fayette United Methodist Church and enjoyed gardening.

Surviving Jack are one son, Jerry (and Diana) Evers of Waldron; a daughter, Jodi (and Jim) Tuinier of Augusta, Mich.; two brothers, James “Bill” Evers of Pioneer, Ohio, and Orin (and Judy) Evers of Allen, Mich.; two sisters, Evelyn Ramsay, and Cora (and Bob) Baldwin, both of Adrian, Mich.; and three grandchildren, Brittany, Kyle and Courtney Tuinier.

Besides his wife, Jack was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Alva Ray, Walter Dale, and Leroy “Mick” Evers; and six sisters, Velma Rose, Dorothy Krauss, Alta Simmons, Carma Kunkle, Erma Woods, and Iva Town.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Fayette United Methodist Church, with Rev. Kathy Currier officiating. Interment will follow at Waldron Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, and on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of the service.

Memorial donations are suggested to Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center or the Fayette United Methodist Church.

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