September 3, 1932 - April 20, 2022
Jerry Gerard of Laurie, Missouri passed away on April 20, 2022 at the age of 89. Jerry was born in Evansville, Indiana to Melzer and Anna Mae Gerard. After graduating from FJ Reitz High School in 1951, Jerry proudly served two years in the U.S. Army. He then married Doris Head and they raised four children together, Keith, Brian, Kenton and Lynn. Jerry enjoyed a long career working in the field of market research. In his spare time, Jerry instilled a strong work ethic in his children with numerous home improvement projects. He also enjoyed taking the family on road trips, sailing and other adventures. After Jerry and Doris divorced, Jerry married Rita Dolan and they had a daughter, Julie. Jerry was a loving step-father to Kevin, Megan, Timothy and Ryan. After retirement, Jerry moved with Rita, Ryan and Julie to Missouri where he enjoyed a new venture in property development. Jerry enjoyed meeting new friends, watching NASCAR and learning new things. He loved traveling around the United States and abroad, continuing that passion well into his eighties. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert Gerard, his stepdaughter Ryan Dolan, his grandson John Gerard and his ex-wives Doris Gerard and Rita Gerard. He is survived by his sister Julie Harrison Walbridge (John), his children Keith Gerard (Therese), Brian Gerard (Virginia), Kenton Gerard (Carolyn), Lynn Cross (Craig), Julie Pinkard (Jay), his stepchildren Kevin Dolan, Megan Owenby (Jeff),Timothy Dolan and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A memorial gathering is to be arranged in early October when friends and family are in Evansville for the Fall Festival. Contact Keith Gerard at [email protected] if you would like to be emailed with information. Heart felt thanks for the compassionate care provided by staff of Harry S. Truman Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, Golden Age Living Center, Lake Regional Hospital and Phoenix Home Care and Hospice.
Jerry Gerard of Laurie, Missouri passed away on April 20, 2022 at the age of 89. Jerry was born in Evansville, Indiana to Melzer and Anna Mae Gerard. After graduating from FJ Reitz High School in 1951, Jerry proudly served two years in the... View Obituary & Service Information
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