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Arthur Edward Gerard

October 2, 1928 — June 23, 2016

Arthur Edward Gerard, age 87 of Baraga, MI passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Bayside Village in L’Anse where he has been a resident for the past 10 years. He was born October 2, 1928 in Baraga, MI son of Frank and Stella (Magnant) Gerard. Arthur graduated from Baraga High School in 1946. He married the former Lola Drolson on April 12, 1958 in Hancock, MI. Arthur drove logging truck for Consolidated for 10 years and then worked for Pettibone for 30 years, 10 of which driving truck cross country delivering Pettibone machinery covering all 48 continental states, retiring in 1985. He was a member of St. Ann Church, Baraga Fire Department for 30 years, and on the Baraga Lumber Jack Days Committee for many years. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family. Surviving are his wife Lola of Baraga; children, Patricia (Scott) Koski of Baraga, Michael (Jenny) Gerard of Iron Mountain, Dennis (Debbie) Gerard of L’Anse, Timothy (Helen) Gerard of Chassell, Tracy (Oscar) Larson of Baraga; 15 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. Preceding in death are his parents; siblings, Elizabeth Treado, Frances Gerard, Nicholas Gerard, and John Gerard. His services will be on Monday, June 27th at12:00 p.m. at the Jacobson Funeral Home starting with the Baraga Fire Department service followed by his funeral with Fr. John Martignon officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Baraga Cemetery. The Jacobson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Friends may sign Arthur’s guest book or send condolences at www.jacobsonfuneralhome.com .


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