John Edward "Jack" DeLaet

April 12, 1933October 2, 2012

John Edward “Jack” DeLaet, age 79, of Bradenton, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 10:40 PM at his son’s residence in Larchmont, New York. Jack was a native of Versailles, Ohio, and was born on April 12, 1933 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late Edward & Leona (Pleiman) Delaet. He is survived by his wife Sandra (Snow) DeLaet of Bradenton, Florida, whom he married on September 3, 1966; children, Cynthia & Nick Eilerman of Versailles, Ohio, Debra DeLaet & Todd Knoop of Iowa City, Iowa, Dr. David & Rebecca DeLaet of Larchmont, New York, and Edward DeLaet of Los Angeles, California; grandchildren, Kyle, Ben, and Emily Eilerman, Edie and Daphne DeLaet Knoop, Jack and Allison DeLaet; and great grandchildren, Claire, Olivia and Alexander Eilerman. Jack was a CPA and partner in McCrate, DeLaet and Company, retiring in 1993. Jack is a member of St. Denis Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Versailles High School and Miami University, later serving in the United States Army. He was a board member of the Versailles Savings and Loan, past president of the Lions Club in Versailles, past president of the Optimist Club in Sidney, past member of the Versailles Library Board, and past member of the Versailles Swimming Pool Board. Jack enjoyed all sports, including handball and tennis. He was the handball champion in Miami County for many years. He also enjoyed fishing with friends and most of all spending time with his family. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial held on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10:30 AM at St. Denis Catholic Church, Versailles, Ohio, with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 2-6 PM and Monday from 9-10 AM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be made to the National Parkinson’s Disease Foundation or the Versailles Library. Condolences for the family may be expressed through


  • Visitation Sunday, October 7, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, October 8, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 8, 2012

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Lisa Huelskamp

October 17, 2012

David, I'm so very sorry about your dad. I'm sending you and your mother and sibblings my heartfelt prayers. Your dad was a very special man that so many admired. Please take care.

October 10, 2012

We were saddened to hear of Jack's passing. He was such a good person and fought hard to live his life to the fullest. Our sympathy Kay and Ed (Curly) Coons

October 9, 2012

Sandy and family, we extend our deepest sympathy and pray you will all adjust to and accept Jack's death. He will remain with each of you forever. Our prayers and thoughts are sent your way. Love, Jo Ann and Steve Varner

Tiffany & Steve Hetrick

October 9, 2012

Sandy and family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss and wanted you to know you are in our thoughts at this time.

Kathy Wood

October 9, 2012

Sandy and family,
I was sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Please accept my condolences for your loss. May your memories be a consolation to you now and in the days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

October 8, 2012

I just this a.m. heard o Jack's passing. I'm sure he is in a better place and that you will all miss him. A cute story my Mom told was when Jack delivered groceries to her home and he asked to lick the bowl from the cake she was making. Mom was Georgiana Thiebeau by the way. Long time ago. Love and prayers, Lois Poly

Dick Lipold

October 8, 2012

Jack was my friend and accountant. Sandy, he often spoke of you and the children. You all have my condolencses and prayers will be with you.

Jessie Thatcher

October 8, 2012

Sandra, I am so sorry for your loss. It has been a difficult time for you and all your family and I want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and your family during this trying time.
Love you,
Jessie and family


October 8, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and are sending our strength to you. You've had a lot of loss recently. I hope it helps to know people care.
Cindy & Steve Glaser

Jill Jenkinson Hunter

October 8, 2012

Sandy, Cindy and family. We are saying prayers of comfort for you as you say goodbye, for know, and celebrate Jack's life. He was a sweet, kind man whom my parents always consider a friend and they thought so much of. I'm sure they were there at gate to greet him with a party!