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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 www.amsfuneralhomes.com 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.


Terri and family
I was so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Barry V Mar 1 2022 11:46 AM

Dear Terri and family, my heart is heavy thinking about your loss. "Good father's make good son's."
3 great son's and one beautiful daughter is the legacy Dan leaves behind. It's been comforting in a world of chaos to know families like the Jagers. Dan will be missed but his memory will live on through his children and grand children. May God be with you in this time of sorrow.

Valorie Triemstra Feb 16 2022 5:50 PM

Dear Terri and family: Prayers for comfort and grace in the passing of Dan. I had the pleasure of sharing lockers with him in high school, and we hit it off very well together. Loved spending time at the farm and making memories with Dan and his hospitable family. I look forward to seeing him on the other side of this life. Thankful to have had a wonderful visit with Dan yet last Spring at East Martin church. It's been a long journey with a genuine friend.

Gerrit Kalkman Feb 16 2022 5:32 PM

Dear Terri, I am so sorry to hear of Dan's passing. My prayers are with you. Blessings to you and your family.

Marcia Adams Feb 15 2022 2:26 PM

Terri, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I am praying that you feel the love from so many surrounding you, and that you are upheld by God's amazing arms of love during this difficult time. Hugs, friend.

Kathy (Goldschmeding) Descheneau Feb 14 2022 12:43 PM

Terri and family-our sympathies to you in the earthly loss of your loved one. I also remember Dan from many years at Faith CRC. Praying for all of you during these difficult days. Joyce (Koning) and Tim Carpenter

Joyce Carpenter Feb 14 2022 12:00 PM

Our deepest sympathy. Another community loss way too soon. We pray God will give you comfort and peace in the days ahead. Gary & Marilyn Martin and family

Gary & Marilyn Martin Feb 14 2022 8:07 AM

You are in my prayers Terri .Your forever greenhouse friend

Rose mejeur Feb 13 2022 8:17 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God give comfort and healing.

Marv and Char DeMann Feb 13 2022 8:57 AM

So sorry to hear about Dan. The Jager Family, the Smit Family and our Vlietstra family were close friends when we were children often meeting at each other's homes especially on Sunday evening after church. We shared farming within a mile of each other (as a bird flies), our school with bus rides, and our church. I talked with Dan a couple of years ago at our 50th high school class reunion and was blessed by our conversation. My sympathy to the Jager family with prayers for strength, peace and comfort.

Lois Vlietstra Ailes Feb 12 2022 11:03 PM

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