OBITUARY

Blake J. Wever

May 7, 1985April 17, 2021
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Blake Jarod Wever, age 35, was healed and welcomed to his heavenly home by his Lord and Savior on April 17, 2021, following a courageous fight with brain cancer.

He leaves behind his wife, Melissa, who stood by his side and adored him for 13 years, and their three precious children Judd, Ruby, and Barrett.

We can only imagine the reunion with his loved ones who preceded him in death: his grandparents John and Marilyn Smith, and Alvin Wever; and his mom, Janice Wever.

He was a devoted husband and would have been happy if Melissa was the only person he saw for the rest of his life. He showed his love to Melissa and the kids by working hard to provide for them. He was generous and taught his children by example as he served at church.

A true entrepreneur and businessman, Blake enjoyed his career in real estate with Apex Realty. Those he worked with were more than just coworkers, they were also some of his closest friends. He thrived on finding a great deal and being creative. He loved large farm parcels, development and creating communities. Blake's dream of owning a bison farm became a reality when he founded Regal Bison Company.

From a young age, he loved watersports and spending summers on Gun Lake with his family. He felt closest to God in nature, and enjoyed hunting and being outdoors.

Blake will always be remembered with a smirk on his face and a contagious laugh. He took a positive approach to every situation and was always eager to learn.

Blake will always be lovingly remembered by his dad and stepmom Jack and Julie Wever; in-laws Harry and Barbara VanLaan; grandma and stepgrandpa Charlotte Wever and Marv Westmaas; siblings Kelly and Josh Hover, Christina and Mark Stone, Philip and Becky VanLaan, Eric and Brooke VanLaan, and Josh and Aubrey VanLaan; stepsiblings Brittney Bruin, Brandey and Chris Schurr, and Brooklyn Bruin; lifelong friends Mike and Angie Vander Ploeg; and many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to Moline Christian School. Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Friendship Christian Reformed Church, 190 100th St. SE, Byron Center, MI 49315. The family will receive relatives and friends Tuesday, April 20 from 5 - 8 p.m. and Wednesday, April 21 from 1 - 3 and 6 - 8 p.m. all at Friendship Christian Reformed Church. The family welcome memories and messages in their online guestbook at www.cookcaresbyron.com.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

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Cindy Lowman

May 6, 2021

Melissa and family. Sincere sympathy and prayers for peace . Blake always made me smile with his enthusiasm for " the deal" I was impressed with his dedication to family and his clients.
God bless you

Cindy Lowman

Harold Veltman

April 20, 2021

Jack
So sorry to hear about Blake. I remember teaching him the catechism in 9th grade. And seeing him on your job sites. He was fun, energetic, and a joy to be around. Praying that you all will all feel God's peace now and in the days to come.
Harold Veltman

Mike and June Koenes

April 19, 2021

Jack,
We are so sorry to here about Blake. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.
May God comfort you at this time.

Mike and June

Tyler and Stephanie Wenger

April 19, 2021

I first met Blake and knew he was quite the entrepreneur. Always looking to get a fair and honest deal. Many conversations later I began to learn how big of a heart Blake had. His focus was God, family and friends. Blake dreamed big and is such an inspiration to all he came in contact with. The community will be here to help his family through a very tough time. Much love for you all.

Gord and Karen Diekevers

April 19, 2021

Dear Wever family,

We are so sorry to hear about Blake. We remember him from 2nd Byron CRC. We rejoice that he is with Jesus and is healed. May you feel the loving arms of God around you and know that we are praying for you.

Connie Stroh

April 19, 2021

Melissa,
May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort and peace. Live through Blake’s memories~

Tim Ray

April 19, 2021

Blake was a generous and fair man. He sold us a house that he owned and when issues were found that he had no knowledge of he help with the repairs. He even helped us find people he knew who would give us a discount. Then when we sold that house he let us store our belongings in his barn while he closed on our new home. I admired him he was a beacon of happiness.

Bob and Nancy Grevenstuk

April 19, 2021

We knew Blake as a boy growing up and a member with his family at Second Byron CRC. Our sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the difficult days ahead. May you experience God's loving arms wrapped tightly around you in your loss and may the eternal hope we have knowing Blake is with Jesus give you comfort and peace.

Connie Bolt

April 19, 2021

To the Weaver Family:

We are so very sorry to hear about Blake’s passing. Our hearts are hurting with you. We pray that God will wrap His loving arms around each one of you and hold you close. We give praise with you that Blake is made new and is experiencing no pain.

Love and prayers from,

Connie and Jim Bolt

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