Jacob F. “Jake” Etter
Jacob F. “Jake” Etter age 94, of Springfield, Ohio and formerly of
Versailles, Ohio passed away at 9:15 A.M. on Thursday, March 29, 2012
at the Ohio Masonic Home in Springfield, Ohio. Jake was born December
13, 1917 in Darke County, Ohio, to the late William K. & Annie
Jake is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Jeffrey & Susan
Etter of Troy; daughter & son-in-law, Lennea “Lennie” & Richard
Tinsky of Columbus; step sons, Jerrold Blackmore, Jr. of Florida,
Jeffery Blackmore of Lebanon, Joel Blackmore of Lebanon and John
Blackmore of Lebanon; step daughters, Elizabeth Blackmore or North
Carolina, Rebecca Cawthorne of Florida and Amy Leigh Blackmore of
Florida; grandchildren, Joshua Etter, Adam Etter, Jessica Etter, Sherri
Carbo and Jennifer Tinsky; 17 step grandchildren and 17 step great
In addition to his parents, Jake is also preceded in death by his wife,
Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Blackmore) Etter whom he married September 8,
1984; ex wife, Jean (Juliusson) Etter; son, David Etter; brothers,
Henry and David Etter; sisters, Mary Balmer and Catherine Nadalsky;
infant brother, John Etter and a infant sister, Susan Etter.
Jake retired in 1983 with 21 years of service at Mound Laboratory in
Miamisburg where he was a sheet metal worker. Jake served in the U.S.
Army Air Forces in WWII as an airplane pilot. He was a member of the
Versailles V.F.W.; American Legion in Cuba, Illinois; Versailles
Masonic Lodge No. 290 F&AM; and was a 32nd Degree Mason in the
Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012
at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Dillon Staas
officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11:00 to 1:00 P.M. at
the funeral home. A Masonic memorial service will be conducted by the
Versailles Masonic Lodge at 12:45 P.M. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Military graveside services will be conducted by the Versailles
Veteran’s Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be made to
Cornerstone Home Health & Hospice, 949 North Main Street Urbana,
Ohio 43078. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com