OBITUARY

Elmer E. Diver

February 5, 1928June 26, 2018

Elmer E. Diver –

Passed away quietly on the June 26, 2018, surrounded by his children. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; he will be remembered for his good nature and colorful, detailed stories of his life growing up in Roseville and Jackson while enjoying a few beers with family and friends around the dining room table. A Korean War veteran, he earned the Combat Infantry Badge while servicing on the front lines with the 45th Infantry Division. He was one of the few surviving members of the Jackson Zouave Drill Team that performed in the Danny Kaye movie, The Court Jester. Elmer is survived by his sister, Virginia Pope; four children, Nancy Joyce, Elmer (Jeanne) Jr, Crystal (Dan) Gorlitz, and Tracy (Bob) Simon; 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Dora May Robison; father and mother, Elmer and Edith (Walton) Diver; brothers, Charles, Don, Robert, Gordon; and sisters, Ruth, Doris, Pauline, and Esther. A celebration of Mr. Diver's life will be held at Patience-Montgomery Funeral Home on Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Roseland Memorial Gardens next to his beloved wife with Military Honors. Elmer’s family would like to express their utmost gratitude and appreciation to Great Lakes Caring Hospice and the staff at Vista Grande Villa for the care and comfort given to Elmer and his family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice.

  • FAMILY

  • Virginia Pope, Sister
  • Nancy Joyce, Daughter
  • Elmer E. (Jeanne) Diver, Jr., Son
  • Crystal (Dan) Gorlitz, Daughter
  • Tracy (Bob) Simon, Daughter
  • Dora May (Robison) Diver, Wife of Sixty-Five Years
  • Elmer & Edith (Walton) Diver, Parents
  • Charles and Don, Brothers
  • Robert and Gordon, Brothers
  • Ruth and Doris, Sisters
  • Pauline and Esther, Sisters
  • Mr. Diver is also survived by ten grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Burial With Military Honors Friday, June 29, 2018
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Elmer E. Diver

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Dolores Conklin

June 27, 2018

Please accept our condolences in the passing of Uncle Elmer - he was a beloved and favorite uncle who could regale us with such lively stories from the "old days" growing up and his early working career. I remember looking forward to family visits on Jay St in Jackson just so I could listen to and picture those times as he so vividly described them. I loved him and will pray for the family as they grieve his loss over the next days and weeks.

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Biography

Elmer E. Diver –

Passed away quietly on the June 26, 2018, surrounded by his children. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather; he will be remembered for his good nature and colorful, detailed stories of his life growing up in Roseville and Jackson while enjoying a few beers with family and friends around the dining room table. A Korean War veteran, he earned the Combat Infantry Badge while servicing on the front lines with the 45th Infantry Division. He was one of the few surviving members of the Jackson Zouave Drill Team that performed in the Danny Kaye movie, The Court Jester. Elmer is survived by his sister, Virginia Pope; four children, Nancy Joyce, Elmer (Jeanne) Jr, Crystal (Dan) Gorlitz, and Tracy (Bob) Simon; 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Dora May Robison; father and mother, Elmer and Edith (Walton) Diver; brothers, Charles, Don, Robert, Gordon; and sisters, Ruth, Doris, Pauline, and Esther.