Gerald “Jerry” Male, 86, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena.
Jerry was born on July 22, 1934 in Alpena to the late Irving and Cecilia (Brodnicki) Male. Jerry served in the United States Navy during the Korean War for four years. He married Marilyn Burns on November 4, 1988. She preceded him in death on July 16, 2014. Jerry was a life member of the Alpena VFW 2496. He was a crane operator for Local 324 for over 30 years, retiring in 1996. Jerry enjoyed going to camp, hunting, and traveling. He also loved to collect hats and t-shirts and play horseshoes. Jerry never met a stranger. Jerry was a great father to his children, stepchildren, and grandchildren and will be sadly missed by all.
Surviving are his seven children, Sue (Kevin) Morgan, Cherie (Jeff) Peck, Lisa (Paul) Wechsler, Gerald Male II, Barbara (Randy) Peplinski, Kathy (Randy) Roznowski, Kevin Burns; 57 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brother, Louie Male; and special sweetie, Dolores Kaiser.
Mr. Male was preceded in death by four children, Donna Marie Male, Laurie Male, Bernard Male, Randy Burns; two grandchildren, Richard, Tracy; sister, Jeanette Buchler; two brothers, Norman Male and Wally Male.
Memorial visitation will take place Saturday at Bannan Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until the memorial service at 12 p.m. with Pastor Marlon Smith officiating followed by military honors by Alpena VFW Post 2496.
Inurnment: Evergreen Cemetery
Memorials: Friends Together
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