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John Weisenburger

John E. "Jack" Weisenburger

Monday, August 2nd, 1926 - Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Obituary

John (Jack) E. Weisenburger, age 92 of Mt Pleasant, Michigan passed away peacefully in the presence of family on March 25, 2019 in Mt Pleasant.

Services for Jack will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Mt Pleasant on Friday April 5, 2019, Noon service with 11:00 am visitation, with Reverend’s Stephen Shugert and Andrew Miller officiating. Private family graveside services will follow in Riverside Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Chapel of Mt Pleasant on Thursday April 4, 2019, 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm.

Jack was born August 2, 1926 in Muskegon, Michigan, the son of Merl E. and Ada L. (Randall) Weisenburger. He graduated from Muskegon Heights High School as Salutatorian and President of his class. After graduation he attended the University of Michigan where he participated in both football and baseball, lettering four years in each sport. Jack helped Michigan claim a football national championship by scoring three touchdowns in a 49-0 victory over USC in the 1948 Rose Bowl game, was captain of 1948 baseball team and graduated as the Big Ten’s Scholar Athlete of the Year. Jack then played professional baseball for five years in the Boston Braves organization.

Jack married Sally Carnahan on February 11, 1950. In 1954 they moved to Mt Pleasant to go into the insurance business with Sally’s father, Tip at The General Agency Co. Jack retired from The General Agency Co in 1992. Jack loved sports in general, particularly golf, fishing, hunting pheasants with his family in South Dakota and watching his sons, grandkids, and great grandson participate in sports. He also loved spending time at their cottage on Crystal Lake in Beulah, Michigan. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Merl E. and Ada L. Weisenburger and brother Robert G. Weisenburger.

Jack is survived by his wife of 69 years, Sally; children Robert (Maurine) of Mt Pleasant; Richard (Rebecca) of Murphy, North Carolina; Perk (Buffy) of Rockford, Michigan; and David (Mary) of Mt Pleasant; seven grandchildren – Alex (friend Christie) Weisenburger of Mt Pleasant; Laura Foust of Mt Pleasant; Nathan (Erica) of Mt Pleasant, Cody of Grand Rapids and Andrew Weisenburger of Mt Pleasant; Jack and Joseph Weisenburger of Rockford, Michigan; and great grandchildren, Owen and Olivia Foust and Brayden Weisenburger, all of Mt Pleasant.

Jack was a past member of the Mt Pleasant Jaycees, Central Michigan Community Hospital Board of Directors, Mt Pleasant Industrial Park Development Board, Mt Pleasant Lions Club, Division Chair for United Way, Isabella Bank Board of Directors, Mt Pleasant Country Club, Michigan Independent Insurance Agents Association Board, Michigan Sports Sages and Michigan Seniors Golf Association. Jack also served on the Central Michigan University Hall of Fame Committee, Central Michigan University Development Board and his is a member of the University of Michigan Hall of Honor and the Greater Muskegon Area Hall of Fame. Jack and his wife Sally were named Citizens of the Year for Mt Pleasant in 1998. Jack has been a member of the First Presbyterian Church for over 50 years.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Isabella Community Soup Kitchen, or CRC Fund (Ice Arena/Morey Courts).
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    Address
    114 South Bradley Street
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    Address
    114 South Bradley Street
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Third Visitation

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    First Presbyterian Church
    Address
    1250 Watson Road
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858
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  • Service

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 12:00pm
    Location
    First Presbyterian Church
    Address
    1250 Watson Road
    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI 48858
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Stephen Shugert
    Co-Celebrant
    Rev. Andrew Miller

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Charlie Kiel

Posted at 10:10am
Our sympathy to you all on the loss of your Husband and Dad. What fond memories you and all of have of your dad and all the things he and you all did together, Those are what gets us all through these tough times and the future.

Our community is richer with all he and you all have and are doing for it. Cherish the great memories. And God bless you all. Rest in Peace Jack.

Sincerely
Charlie and Jane Kiel
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Todd & Terri Anson

Posted at 09:03am
We are thinking of you today with heartfelt condolences. Todd & Terri Anson and the Jack and Pat Anson Family
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Terry and Ross Blodgett

Posted at 07:37pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Jacqui MacLean-Cantu

Posted at 11:47am
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to your family. So many memories of such a kind gentleman. His soft tone and gentle guidance to others and the community will be missed, yet remembered. May peace and strength be with you, as you celebrate the life of such a leader, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Love to you all,
Guy & Jacqui Cantu
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Julie Feight

Posted at 03:21pm
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Weisenburger family. Your Dad was a blessing to all of you and the entire Mount Pleasant Community. He was truly a gentleman. May God give you strength as your prepare for the celebration of his life. Very sincerely, Kurt and Julie Feight

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