John “Jack” William Eberhard
December 15, 1933 – January 11, 2013
Jack Eberhard of Bend, died at home surrounded by his loving family on January 11, 2013 at the age of 79 after a valiant four year battle with cancer. He was born December 15, 1933 in Medford, OR to John and Nelda (Cooper) Eberhard.
In 1954 Jack married Virginia Owen in Prineville, Oregon.
He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1956 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. Jack was a resident of Central Oregon for 41 years, and during this time he was co-owner of Eberhard’s Dairy Products in Redmond, OR. In 2001, Jack retired from the family business at which time he and Virginia relocated to Lincoln City, OR where they enjoyed a shared love of the ocean in the beach home of their dreams. In 2005 they returned to Central
Oregon, settling in Bend to be closer to family and friends. Jack and Virginia attended First Presbyterian Church in Bend.
He was a member of the Redmond Masonic Lodge No 154 and a lifetime member of Oregon Dairy Industries.
Jack’s hobbies included travel (especially cruises) spending time with his family, Duck Football, and all things relating to the dairy business. Jack is survived by Virginia, his wife of 58 years, his six children and their spouses: Steven (Kristi) Eberhard of Bend, OR, Janice (Doz Cooper) Eberhard of Mundingburra, Australia, Michael Eberhard of Lincoln City, OR, Jeffrey (Carol Taaffe) Eberhard of Tualatin, OR, Mark (Kimberly) Eberhard of Bend, OR and Julie (Derwin) Haney of Bend, OR, 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Jack is also survived by his three younger siblings: Robert Eberhard of Oregon, Richard Eberhard of Oregon, and Mary- Louise Barnes of Florida.
A private burial will be held Friday, January 18, 2013 at Redmond Memorial Cemetery, and a public Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 2 pm at First Presbyterian Church 230 NE 9th Street, Bend, OR 97701.
Donations in Jack’s name can be made to Partners in Care Hospice, 2075 NW Wyatt Ct., Bend, OR 97701. Please sign our online guestbook www.redmond
Condolences are being received online.
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