Jack L. Eyman, 73, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at his residence in Racine, Wisconsin, surrounding by his loving family. Jack was born in Logansport April 29, 1941, the son of the late Jack and Odetta (Brenner) Eyman. He grew up in Peru, and moved to Racine while he was in his early 20s. On March 4, 1976, Jack was united in marriage to the love of his life, Barbara Anne Gutzman.
Jack was first employed with Modine Mfg. and later with JI Case Co. for 23 years until his retirement in 1994. He was a member of St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, the German Club DMV, and Racine Moose Lodge 437, where he bowled in their couple’s league for 33 years. An avid sportsman and sports fan, Jack was involved with many other bowling leagues, golf leagues (JI Case and Old Duffers), pool leagues, baseball and softball leagues, and Kankakee bowling. He was a great fan of “left turn NASCAR nation” and driver 24. Jack also loved to get away up north and was a charter member of the Long Lake Lager Leakers. He will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his loving wife of 38 years, Barbara; his son and daughter-in-law, Gary (Jeanie) Eyman of Racine; his pride and joy, his grandchildren, Erin and Alex; brother, William (Mary Ann) Eyman, Cameron, Sandy (Bob) Burton, Kokomo; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert Gutzman, Lorraine (Todd) Braun, Rita (Steve) Nelson; nieces and nephews, Candace Gruhn, BJ Eyman, Chris Burton, Sheri Nelson, Cori, Heidi, Katie, Courtney, Ryan, Nicole, Daniel, Stevie, Matthew, and their families; other relatives; and many dear friends.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Patricia Bequeaith.
Per Jack’s wishes, all are welcome to visit and celebrate his life from 2 to 5 p.m. June 29 at the North Star Banquet Hall (behind Roundabout Bar), 5844 Douglas Ave., Racine. The family extends a special thank you to Dr. John Martini and nurse Sue for all of their loving and compassionate care.