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Jeffrey Howard Emmer

April 16, 1973 ~ September 3, 2021 (age 48)


Jeff Emmer passed peacefully on Friday, September 3rd after a short illness. Jeff was born on April 16, 1973, the son of Robert and Janis Emmer and brother to Brian and wife, Alyson. Jeff was married to Kim to what would've been 20 years this October. They have two amazing children together, Noah and Addison. He was also the son-in-law of Lyle and Marlene Vidergar and brother-in-law to Keith and Maggie Vidergar. His nieces and nephews, Jacob, Olivia Sophia, Sam, Avery and Liam.

Jeff was a graduate of University of Michigan (1995) and received his Master's from DePaul University (2001). His passion was his family. His weekends consisted of being on the baseball fields supporting Noah and soccer fields for Addie. He also loved being on the lake, having bonfires and drinking whiskey with his friends. Jeff was employed by Ausco Corporation. He had an amazing group of colleagues that became good friends.

To honor Jeff, please join the family on Monday, September 13th at 10am at St. Catherine's of Siena in Portage for a prayer service. Noah and Addie would like everyone to wear maize and blue or be colorful.

A livestream of the prayer service can be found at

In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe account has been set up to cover the cost of Jeff's medical care and provide future education for their children.

Please visit Jeff's personalized online guestbook at


Memorial Service
September 13, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church
1150 West Centre Avenue
Portage, MI 49024

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