Jack Lee DeWaard, 79, Blue Mound, Kansas passed Wednesday May 16, 2018 at his home. He was born at Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 11, 1938 the son of John and Marjorie Cosgrove DeWaard. He proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. While in the Marines, he trained as a powerman. After being honorably discharged, he worked as a journeyman electrician until retirement. He married Sharon Weaver on June 4, 1976. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Jerry DeWaard, and a sister, Nancy Ailli. Jack is survived by his wife, Sharon, two sons, Gary DeWaard and Jack A. DeWaard, four daughters: Sabrina Moeller, Elaine Becker, Aengela McGinnis and Dawn Welch, two brothers, Larry and Kelly DeWaard, a sister, Bobbie Veneklase, sixteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 10:30 am Friday May 25 at the Blue Mound Federated Church. Burial at Fort Scott National Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 Thursday May 24 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. The family suggests contributions to the American Diabetes Foundation or Wounded Warriors. On line condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.