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Jon N. Overhiser, age 55, of New Era, passed away Thursday evening, March 7, 2019 at Mercy Health-St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Rapids following a sudden illness.  The son of Lynn Neil & Jeannette (Stefaniakis) Overhiser, he was born on August 4, 1963 in East Grand Rapids.  After graduating high school, Jon enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was a proud Marine.


Jon enjoyed Michigan’s great outdoors and delighted in fishing, snowmobiling, and riding ATV’s.  He was employed as a electrical code engineer at ESPEC North America in Hudsonville. 


On August 2, 2002, in Hudsonville, he married Kristin Jill Timmer, who survives.  Also surviving are his mother, Jeanette Batitis of Rockford;  three children, April Overhiser, Thomas Overhiser, and Justin Overhiser;  a half-brother, Neil;  a half-sister, Sherry;  mother-in-law, Ruth Timmer of Holland;  siblings-in-law, Kurtis & Jimi Timmer of Brogue, Pennsylvania, Kerri & Chuck Swiggum of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, and Kraig & Tracty Timmer of Sturgis;  and several nieces and nephews. 


Visitation is from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 3627 Linden Avenue S.E. at 36th Street (one block west of Eastern Avenue), Grand Rapids.  Honoring Jon’s wishes, no formal services will be held, and military honors, rendered by the Kent County Veterans Honor Guard, will conclude the visitation at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday.


Due to allergies, the family kindly requests no flowers please.  For a more lasting memorial, please consider contributions in Jon’s memory to either the American Cancer Society or the Humane Society.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jon’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Dennis Harris on March 14, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Jon was a man of integrity. He was generous with his time and talent.
    He and Kris were a team enjoying New Era and their dogs. I will miss seeing Jon up there.
    My prayers to Kris and family.
    Semper Fi Marine.

  2. MPH L on March 14, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Our deepest sympathy Kristin. You are in all of our prayers

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