Mack Eveleth

Obituary of Mack Erwyn Eveleth

Mack was born in Owosso, Michigan. The oldest child of Bob and Doris Eveleth. He spent his boyhood years in Owosso. Mack was always a hard worker, delivering newspapers and doing odd jobs as a boy all the way up to managing a K-Mart store through his career. He excelled in sports in high school and developed a lifelong love for football and golf.

He started working for the S.S. Kresge Company while in high school and retired from the same company, then called Kmart, 40 years later in 1987. He was in the US Army for three years during the Korean War. His duty station was post World War II, France. He often told stories of his time in and around La Rochelle, delivering goods to soldiers.

He married Helen P. Kebler, Patty, on March 31, 1951, in Owosso, Michigan. Patty preceded him in death by exactly 3 years. Mack and Patty had five sons: Mike, Jim, Bill, Paul, and Wade. All the sons were with him when he passed. He leaves these sons, their wives, 10 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.

Five things to know about Mack as a person include the following:

  1. He was a great father. He coached all his son’s baseball teams; never missed a major event in any of his family's lives and taught all of his boys the value of honesty, integrity and commitment.
  2. He did not sweat the small stuff. Mack was a very good-natured man with many friends. He was not one to worry about things he didn't control. He knew everyone wherever he lived. His sons would ask him, on occasion, if he was running for mayor.
  3. He knew how to retire. Kmart offered him an early retirement package, which he took at 57 years old. He and Patty quickly moved to a beautiful community in Hudson, FL called Meadow Oaks. They shared a home on the 3rd fairway hosting many parties and great family gatherings.
  4. He was a sharp guy. He impressed us by remembering facts that others quickly forgot. He knew the names of all his high school teachers, every card that was played in the card game he was playing, most of the players on every NFL team, and other sports trivia like who was the winning pitcher in game 5 of the 1967 world series. He kept this sharpness through his entire life.
  5. He was a very likeable guy. Everyone who knew him liked him, probably because he took the time to share a nice “Hello.”  He converted to Catholicism when he married Patty and now is brightening heaven just a little bit more with his good nature and pleasantness.


Will all miss you dad.

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