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Clyde J. “Jack” Harmon

09/25/1936
03/11/2023

Clyde J. “Jack” Harmon, age 86 of Grand Rapids, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2023. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Donna; children, Cheryl (Larry) Hiemstra, Chris Harmon, Sue (Lloyd) Redder, Tim Harmon, Jason Harmon, Michele Karelse, Caitlin (Jim) Bell; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jim (Peg) Harmon, Tom Harmon; and many nieces and nephews. In his early days, Jack enjoyed racing cars, and owning businesses, including a gas station and an elephant ear wagon. Jack’s first love however, was driving truck. He drove for Amway for 35 years. Jack spent summers up north at Sand Lake with his family and many friends for over 30 years. After retirement he spent many years cooking for his brothers at deer camp. He was a devoted father and grandfather. Spending time with his grandchildren brought him so much joy. Jack had a huge heart and loved helping others. He knew everyone and everyone knew him, making him rich in friends and family. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 16 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546 with funeral service Friday March 17 at 11:00 am.  Fr. Leonard Sudlik presiding. Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

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4 Responses

  1. Uncle Jack was truly one of the good ones! He was one of the most generous men: generous with the love and laughter he shared with his family and friends; generous with the amazing stories he told; and generous with his spare change for our kids at the lake candy store.
    There was never a dull moment when Uncle Jack was around. We will miss him terribly. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Jack was one of a kind, and it was the best kind! Enjoyed talking to him each week when he brought a trailer load to Texas.

  3. I’m very sorry to hear of Jack (he’s always been Mr Harmon to me) passing. Our families spent a lot of fun times together when I was a little girl. He was a special friend with my dad, as they drove truck together for many years, and he always treated us kids wonderful!! I’m sure he will be greatly missed by many, but he leaves us all with great memories.

  4. So sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. I will always remember his smile and kindness and watching the girls play soccer. God Bless you and your Family Jack. Rest in Peace.

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