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Jack C. Vierkorn

December 21, 1931October 30, 2020

Died peacefully on October 30, 2020 at Rose Cottage Senior Living in Davison, Michigan. Jack is survived by his daughters: Karla Monte (James), Carolyn Vierkorn (William Billington), Katey Vierkorn (Evan McKee); 3 grandchildren: Mallory Miller (Douglas), Marcus Monte and Michael Monte (Meghan Shanahan), one great grandson Jack Shanahan Monte; sisters in law Eileen (Pinky) Newberry and Beverly Vierkorn as well as several beloved nieces and nephews including Debora Steiner. His Lord Jesus, his wife Patricia (nee Evans) and grandson Mitchell Giovanni Monte greeted him in heaven along with his brother George Vierkorn and parents Jack and Mary Hildreth (nee Hoyt) Vierkorn with a resounding: “Well done, good and faithful servant”.

Jack was born in Ebenezer, New York on December 21,1931. He graduated from Hamburg High school, received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Ithaca College and served in the Marine Corps for three years. He received his Master’s Degree in music education at Long Beach State University. While stationed at Camp Pendleton in California, he met Patricia Evans. Patricia and Jack dated for a short while and were married in 1955. They were completely devoted to one another and inseparable for sixty-two years. Theirs was a deep and abiding love that he diligently maintained with grace and religious faith. Jack loved to dance with Patricia, and if you ever saw them glide across a dance floor together, you witnessed something special.

Jack worked at many jobs over the years but his heart was in music. He played trombone semi-professionally and sang in church choirs and barbershop quartets. He worked hard with Pat to raise their three daughters and took great pride in the fact that all three graduated from college and pursued professional careers. Jack’s faith gave him the heart of a servant, giving to others in the community: volunteering in food banks, adult literacy programs, Christian prison ministries and schools. He had a good sense of humor, a keen intellect, loved going to church, reading spiritual and theological devotionals and solving a variety of puzzles. He was a caring, kind-hearted and generous man. The family would like to express thanks to Nancy Glass and Christopher Radcliffe from Residential Hospice, the loving staff of Rose Cottage Senior Living, Cecelia Williams, Randall Kaszynski and friends Shawnelle Dively, Angie Clapp, Susan Kellett, Bob Dippold, Lynn Momany, LaShonda Singleton, Dave Ward and Ron Springsteen. A memorial service will be held at a later date for family following a private burial at Logan Valley Cemetery in Altoona, PA.

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Ellen Duell

November 19, 2020

So sad to hear of his passing. He brought the love of music to so many at Windsor High School. I was blessed to have that experience.
Ellen Springsteen Duell

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