Jack Duane VanderWier

April 18, 1931February 10, 2021

Jack Duane VanderWier, age 89, of Carmel, Indiana, passed to Heaven on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Jack was born April 18, 1931, in Muskegon, Michigan, to Gerald and Catherine VanderWier. He graduated from Muskegon High School. A carpenter by trade, Jack directed the Housing for Muskegon Area Development Council and other urban development projects. Jack served his country in the US Navy. He was an avid builder including building his own house. He and his wife built and painted bird houses as a hobby. He loved fishing, hunting, and bowling. Jack accepted Christ as his Savior as a younger man and enjoyed serving in church. He especially enjoyed the mission trips to Arizona to help Native Americans. He will be remembered for his sacrificial devotion to his wife especially during her later years. He loved his family. Jack is survived by son David VanderWier (Jan); daughter Lori Dye (Steve); and son Jon VanderWier (Linda); 8 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by his wife Muriel VanderWier; sister Jan Larr; and brother Jerry VanderWier. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 20 at Colonial Hills Baptist Church. Visitation at noon and service at 1 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Big Springs Community Church, Sheridan, Indiana. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the VanderWier family.


  • Muriel VanderWier, Wife (deceased)
  • David VanderWier (Jan), Son
  • Lori Dye (Steve), Daughter
  • Jon VanderWier (Linda), Son
  • Jan Larr, Sister (deceased)
  • Jerry VanderWier, Brother (deceased)
  • Grandchildren:
    Tanya (Chris) Mabie
    David Paul (Kara) VanderWier
    Jill (Chris) Jellel
    Lisa (Aaron) Rohrer
    Jonathan Dye
    Jon Mark (Allison) VanderWier
    Michael VanderWier
    Katherine (Tyler) McGath

    Lucas and Andrew Mabie
    Davis, Emery, Parker, and Reece VanderWier
    Charlotte Jellel
    Elias, Josie, and Theo Rohrer
    Arianne and Trey (Jon Mark, III) VanderWier
    Miles VanderWier
    Harrison, Harper, and Tatum McGath


  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, February 20, 2021


Jack Duane VanderWier

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Vicki Van Dam

February 16, 2021

I have too many memories to name, but mostly I can sum them up by saying that during my growing up years the friendship that our families shared was foundational for me as an adult. Through this friendship I learned about faith in God, and enjoyed laughter, adventure, playing cards, playing in a creek, sleep overs, picnics, etc... I could go on and on, but mostly these are the kinds of things I sought after when developing my own friendship circles as an adult.

I am so grateful that "Uncle Jack" and "Aunt Mirt" along with "cousins, David, Lori and Jon were part of our extended family.

Love you all....

Vicki and Jack Van Dam

Dwight. Williams

February 15, 2021

Great friend, good Chritians. Best fisherman, taught me much. See you in Your palace God has made for you.

John, sorry I will miss your msg
Will try to catch you livestream. Dwight