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Jack W. White

March 25, 1952 ~ September 13, 2017 (age 65)

WHITE - Jack W. White, age 65, of Middleville, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, September 13, 2017.  He was preceded in death by his parents John and Priscilla White; his brother Jon White, brother-in-law Terry Mitchell and his father and mother-in-law John and Rita Goense.

He is survived by his loving wife Diane White; his daughters Shannon White and Stacy Madden; grandchildren Kailey White, Riley White and Kenzie Madden; his great-granddaughter Anabelle Warner.  Also surviving are his siblings Jayne Mitchell, Jim (Penny Schwandt) White, Jerry (Judy) White; brothers and sisters-in-law John (Janell) Goense, Mark (Audrey) Goense, Carol (Mike) Tafelsky; many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and his many General Motors co-workers. 

Jack proudly served his country in the Michigan National Guard.  He retired in 2007 from General Motors after an impressive 37 years.  During his time at GM he served the Local UAW 167, initially as a committee man, then advancing to Union Vice President and President.  Jack worked at the United Way as both a volunteer and loaned executive. 

The Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 am Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, 9408 Wilson Ave. SW, Byron Center.  The family will receive relatives and friends Monday, September 18 from 2-4pm and 6-9pm at the Cook Funeral Home - Byron Center, 2067 84th St., Byron Center and from 10am to 11am Tuesday, September 19, prior to Mass at St Sebastian’s. 

The family welcomes memories and messages in their online guest book at www.cookcares.com.  Memorial contribution in Jack’s honor can be made to the American Cancer Society.


Charitable donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
129 Jefferson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids MI 49508
Web: http://www.cancer.org



 Service Information

Visitation
Monday
September 18, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cook-Byron Center Chapel
2067 84th Street SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

Visitation
Monday
September 18, 2017

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cook-Byron Center Chapel
2067 84th Street SW
Byron Center, MI 49315

Visitation
Tuesday
September 19, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Sebastian Catholic Church
9408 Wilson Avenue
Byron Center, MI 49315

Mass of Christian Burial
Tuesday
September 19, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Sebastian Catholic Church
9408 Wilson Avenue
Byron Center, MI 49315


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