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John "Jack" Averweg

Obituary for John "Jack" Averweg

August 6, 1931 - November 26, 2017
Sheffield Lake, Ohio | Age 86

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Brother


John "Jack" Averweg slipped away peacefully on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at age 86, to be one of God's new angels. He was born August 6, 1931 in Streator, IL to Henry and Bernice Averweg, then moved with his family to Ohio. Jack graduated from Strongsville High School at the age of 16, joining the U.S. Air Force a few years later. He was extremely proud to be an Airman 1st Class. Upon returning from the service, Jack worked for National City Bank for 6 years until he was offered an opportunity to work for Fruehauf Trailer Cor. After 35 years, he retired as their branch manager of the Cleveland branch. Too young to retire, he joined Continental Airlines and enjoyed working there for 9 years. Jack and his wife, Joan traveled extensively to the East and West Coast of the U.S., as well as Alaska and parts of Europe. Among Jack's favorite things was riding his John Deere mower, his fluffy dog, Libby, and working crossword puzzles at which he was a whiz. Many people say Jack was the nicest man they ever knew.
Jack is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joan; daughter Cindy Dietz (Dale) and son Jim Averweg (Mary); grandchildren Craig Dietz (Chrindye), Kristi Dietz, Dana Conley (Jason), J.J. Averweg (Evelyn), Jaclyn Busta (Brad), and Brittany Taylor (Cody); great-grandchildren Stephen, Lauren, Maddie, Adam, Aiden, Ashton, Greyson, Logan, and Will; sisters Jan Pearson, Marcy Kaufman, Karen Brown, and Pam Blanda.
Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake on Wednesday, November 29 from 3-7pm. Prayer services will be held at the funeral home at 9:15am Thursday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial held at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 715 Harris Rd., Sheffield Lake on Thursday, November 30 at 10am. Burial following Mass at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst. (440)933-3202

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