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Jack Deering

March 22, 1933 May 10, 2020
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Jack Deering passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on May 10th, 2020 at his home on the Muskegon River. Jack was born in Wayland, Michigan on March 22, 1933 to Jacob and Maude (Albright) Deering. He married Noma Perry Moore on January 14, 2011. Jack worked as a heavy equipment operator for Grand Rapids Gravel for 44 years. He was proud to say he only missed one day of work in all of those years! Jack loved the river, hosting many parties for friends and family. He welcomed everyone to enjoy his blessings. Jack also loved to hunt and fish and was an avid outdoorsman. He welcomed everyone to sit on the deck to enjoy the river. Jack was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 4249 in Newaygo, and the American Legion 381 in Croton. Jack was a veteran of the Korean War, building airstrips for the base. He was also a member of the Operating Engineers Union in Grand Rapids. Jack is survived by his wife Noma, 2 sons; Jacob (Laurie) Deering III of Wayland and Scott (Rose) Moore of Grant, 5 daughters; Jodie DeYoung of Rockford, Laura Bates of Newaygo, Peggy (Scott) Meeuwenberg of Sparta, Chris (Geary) Olk of Holland, Sally (Steve) Prangley of Jonesboro, Georgia, sister; Helen Deering of Byron Center, 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great- grandchildren and a very dear friend Greg Gagnon.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Dale Deering and Bud Deering, sisters; Thelma Deering, Mary Antor and Joan Hazen. A celebration of life will be held in July of this year. A public announcement will be made. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Hospice Of Michigan or Tony Semple Foundation for Hope, 7400 Hickory Valley, Fenton MI 48430. Please share your memories of Jack on line at

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400 Perry Ave.
Big Rapids, MI 49307

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