VERSAILLES - John Edward "Jack" DeLaet, 79, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at 10:40 p.m. at his son's residence in Larchmont, N.Y.
Jack was a native of Versailles and was born April 12, 1933, in Darke County, the son of the late Edward and Leona (Pleiman) Delaet.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra (Snow) DeLaet, of Bradenton, whom he married on Sept. 3, 1966; children, Cynthia and Nick Eilerman, of Versailles, Debra DeLaet and Todd Knoop, of Iowa City, Iowa, Dr. David and Rebecca DeLaet, of Larchmont, N.Y., and Edward DeLaet, of Los Angeles, Calif.; 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 Co., retiring in 1993. He is a member of St. Denis Catholic Church. He was a graduate of Versailles High School and Miami University, later serving in the U.S. 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.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles by the Rev. David Vincent. Burial will follow in the St. Valbert Cemetery, Versailles.
The family will receive friends Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, from 2 to 6 p.m. and Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles.
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 www.zecharbailey.com.
Published in Sidney Daily News on Oct. 4, 2012