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Alvin J. Jager

Obituary for Alvin J. Jager

May 16, 1938 - August 16, 2019
East Saugatuck, Michigan | Age 81


Alvin John Jager, 81, died in Christ Friday, August 16.

Alvin was a lifelong member of East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church, where he served as a custodian in retirement, volunteered with Kids Hope, and participated in numerous disaster relief trips. Alvin served the US Army 1956-1958. He worked as an electrician at Thermotron, Inc., for 40 years. Alvin is lovingly remembered for his love of God, family, the outdoors, and a good day's work.

Alvin is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Barbara Anne (Van Dam); his five children, Phil (Nancy), Paul (Pattie), Carolyn (Todd) DeKryger; Linda (Kurt) Weaver, and Sue (Paul) Rozeboom; twelve grandchildren, Raymond (Ashley), Valerie, Karl (Jessica), Andrew, Matthew, Dena, Michelle (Duncan), Benjamin, Gabriel, Michael, Liesl, and Annemarie; and two great-grandchildren, Micah and Elizabeth.

Alvin is also survived by a sister, Hermina Jacobs, and a brother, John (Mary) Jager, and an in-law, Jason (now wed to Barb) Walters; he is predeceased by two siblings and in-laws, Joyce and Lawrence Brouwer, Roger Jacobs, Rosella Walters, Donald and Grace; he is survived by in-laws Karen (Ken) Michmerhuizen, Russ (Connie) VanDam, Terry Van Haitsma (now wed to Judy) and Jan DeBoer; he is predeceased by in-laws Rosemary Van Haitsma and Randall DeBoer. Alvin was the uncle of many nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved.

Visitation will be at East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church, A-3815 56th St. Holland, Tuesday, August 20, 4:00-7:00. The funeral will be at East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m., with interment at East Saugatuck Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Holland Christian Schools or World Renew.

The family is being served by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home. To leave a condolence and more information, please visit

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