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Gerald "Gerry" D. Myers

1932 ~ 2022 (age 89)


Gerald “Gerry” D. Myers of Sanford passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 12th, early in the morning.

Gerry was born in 1932 to Harold and Ilah (Pratt) Myers in Breckenridge, Michigan. He served in the Korean War and after returning home, married his high school sweetheart, Donna Edgar, in 1957. He proceeded to work at Dow Chemical for 35 years and then peacefully retired. Gerry is survived by his wife of 65 years, Donna of Sanford, daughter Kelley Myers-Leonard of Sanford, beloved granddaughter Kelsea (Jesse) Willoughby of Midland, brother Richard (Judy) of Breckenridge, sister Joann Fuhrman of Ionia, and brother, Bob (Diane) of The Villages, Florida.

A proud Korean War veteran, Gerry had a kind, genuine, humble soul, and loved his family above all else. He was incredibly hard-working, determined, a bit of a prankster, and always taught others to speak up for what was right. Gerry was a natural-born storyteller, capturing an audience as he fondly and vividly recounted stories of his youth, such as his time playing basketball in high school or softball in the army, which never failed to bring a smile to his face.

Gerry enjoyed their "Waterhouse" on Lake Superior, watching lake freighters pass (identifying all by name) and simply relaxing, doing absolutely nothing. When not sitting out by the water at the Waterhouse, he was "educating" everyone in the art of checkers, cooking breakfast (going so far as to put orange "zest" in pancakes for his granddaughter), fishing for Menominee at the Hurricane River, growing and tending to the most beautiful of vegetable gardens, bow hunting with his late son-in-law, Lawrence Leonard, and building everything from an entire herd of decorative table moose to a China cabinet.

Interment will take place at Mission Hill Cemetery in Bay Mills in the spring, overlooking the lake that he loved so dearly. Arrangements are under the care of Wilson MILLER Funeral Home.

“The family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again”

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