H. Jack Versau, 79

H. Jack Versau, 79, of Battle Creek, died Jan. 5, 2015. Jack was born Sept. 24, 1935, in Plainwell to Harold and Lola (Carlton) Versaw.
After graduating from Plainwell High School and serving honorably in the United States Air Force, he attended college at Western Michigan University. Jack enjoyed a long and successful career in sales and marketing; then used his entrepreneurial skills to establish his own companies, including Polymer Technology, Inc., Culver Industries and Marketing by Design. In his later years, he also served area residents as a realtor with Re/Max.
Jack was dedicated to his faith and took his devotion to Catholicism seriously. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Lions Club. Sports, especially University of Michigan football, was a special passion but most of all Jack loved spending time with his family.
Jack is survived by five of his children, Julia Versau, Jack (Maureen) Versau, Susan (David) Thole, Katherine (Edward) Runyon and Sarah (Ryan) Lawrence; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother Robert H. Versaw Sr.; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Jack was preceded in death by his daughter Laura Versau Nisbet and two sisters, Constance Cooper and Sharon Matusiak-Weingartz.
Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. with a parish rosary at 4 p.m. at the Farley-Estes and Dowdle Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 12, at 11 a.m. at St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, officiated by the Rev. Francis A. Marotti. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Knights of Columbus.
Personal messages of condolence for the family may be made at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.


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