Jack G. Delanois, Sr., age 79, of Belle, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013, at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Memorial Hospital in Columbia.
Jack was born January 24, 1934, in Garden City, Michigan, a son to the late Jack Joseph and Lulu (Bishop) Delanois.
Jack served as a tank driver for the Army during the Korean War. He received many medals for his service as well as earning his G.E.D during his spare time. Upon returning from the war, Jack married Ramona Tucker on June 27, 1953, in Whitmore Lake, Michigan. Ramona preceded him in death on March 15, 1986. After a few years, Jack was lucky enough to find love again and married Grace Koenig from Belle. She also preceded him in death on June 6, 1988.
Jack worked at both the Coke and Ford Company's in Michigan before moving to Belle where he resided for over 40 years. He was a farmer and a very hard working man. He served as the Belle Animal Control Officer at one time and was employed as a maintenance worker for the Belle High School. He also worked for the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City. When he wasn't working, he enjoyed gardening and hunting of all sorts. Jack loved animals and because of this love, he was active in the Humane Society. Jack was a member of the Pilot Knob Baptist Church.
Jack is survived by: one son, Jack J. Delanois, Jr of Rolla.; one daughter Lisa Schoening and her husband Darwin of Gerald; one brother, Jim Delanois and his wife Pam of Hale, Michigan; one sister, Delores Lang of Dearborn Heights, Michigan; five grandchildren, Johna Spencer, Darren Delanois, Makenzie Delanois, Tiffany Nash, and Michael Schoening and his wife Crystal; four great-grandchildren, Wyhnter Nash, Brodie Schoening, Bailey Schoening, and Brenner Schoening; three special friends, Ruby Wright, Gale Raven, and Rita Stirewalt; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to his spouses and parents, Jack was preceded in death by one sister, Viola Crandle.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.