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Daniel "Dan" Jager

December 11, 1950 — February 10, 2022

Daniel "Dan" Jager

Daniel R. Jager of Shelbyville, MI went to be with his Lord and Savior on February 10, 2022, at the age of 71. Dan was born in Kalamazoo on December 11, 1950, to Ralph & Gertrude (Smit) Jager. Dan grew up farming with his dad. He moved to Martin in 1977 and began Peaceful Road Farms with Terry and Keith Smit. He graduated from Kalamazoo Christian High School in 1969.  On February 28, 1975, he married Terri and together they had four children. He loved to hunt and enjoyed watching races. He was a solid Christian man, loved by all who knew him. He served as an elder and deacon at East Martin Christian Reformed Church and served on the Board of Review for Martin Township.

Dan is survived by his wife of 46 years, Terri; his children: Kevin (Kelly) Jager, Nate (Holli) Jager, Eric (Katie) Jager, Leesa Ream; his siblings: Martha (Lew) Bronsink, Joel (Cathy) Jager and Robert (Carol) Jager; ten grandchildren: Ryan (Morgan), Mitchell, Lynsey, Sam, Ben, Avery, James, Anna, Maggie and Logan as well as several nieces and nephews. Dan is preceded in death by his parents.

Visit with Dan’s family and friends on Wednesday, February 16 at the East Martin Christian Reformed Church; 1782 5th St. Martin, MI from 11:30 – 1:00.  A memorial service will follow at 1:00 at the same location. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations can made to East Martin Christian School.

While at please take time to sign Dan's guestbook and/or share a memory with her family.

The Jager family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, 120 S. Woodhams St., Plainwell, MI 49080.

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