Jaeger, John E. Otsego, MI John passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born January 18, 1945 in Chicago the son of Elliott and Virginia (Sims) Jaeger. John proudly served his country in the US Marine Corp in Vietnam in communications from 1967 to 1970. John loved to run. He attended DePaul University with a track and field scholarship and is a member of their Athletic Hall of Fame. He had worked at Pipp Hospital in Plainwell and at the VA Hospital in Battle Creek until his retirement in 2009. He was an accomplished artist and loved to paint and draw. Many of his paintings have been shown locally and he has a piece in this year's Art Prize in Grand Rapids. John enjoyed following the Chicago sports teams especially the Cubs and also Michigan State University. On November 20, 1992 at the United Methodist Church of Otsego he married Judy (Stoneburner) Hunt who survives. Also surviving are his children, Bill Jaeger of Coldwater, Tim (Ruth) Jaeger of TN, Becky (Ryan) Gottried of NC, Ruth Rozankovich of Kalamazoo and Charlie (Blair) Hunt of Wyoming; grandchildren, Ty, Hannah, Nolan, Micah, Abigail, Roseanne and Reuben; sister, Sue (Cliff) Miller of Ann Arbor and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Tom. According to his wishes cremation has taken place. Friends may meet with John's family starting at 10:00 A.M., Friday, September 7, 2018, at the United Methodist Church of Otsego until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating. Military Honors by VFW Post #3030. Contributions in memory of John may be made to the American Heart Association or to the United Methodist Church of Otsego. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.