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Gerald "Jerry" Willett
  • December 08, 1927
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  • March 05, 2015

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Ocala - Gerald (Jerry) Willett, 87, passed away on Thursday, March 5th, 2015. Jerry was born on December 8th, 1927, in Pontiac, Michigan. He was a Navy veteran. Once out of the service, he was employed at Buick Motor Division in Flint, Michigan, and retired after 41 1/2 years. Shortly after retirement, he and his wife Joanne moved to Northport, MI, then ended up wintering in Lakeland Florida, and finally settling in Ocala, Florida, for the last eight years. Jerry's interest included gardening (receiving his Master Gardeners degree shortly after retiring), playing cards, "Happy Hour" with many of his friends, many pets over the years, fixing things, and he was always there to help others when needed. He was well liked, respected and will be dearly missed by all those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Joanne (Wascher) Willett, daughter Christine (Willett) Beers, Ocala, FL, son, David Willett (Liza), Ann Arbor, MI, grandsons, Eric Beers, Ocala, FL, Jackson Willett, Ann Arbor, MI, sisters, Marjorie Vaughn, Springfield, OR, Pauline McClure, Northport, MI, nephews, Phil (Sheila) Vaughn, (OR), Larry Vaughn (OR) Christopher (Barbara) and James McClure, MI, nieces, Beth (Bruce) Gelenius (IN), Mary (Steve) Osmar, Martha (Tom) Shaver, Elizabeth (Gary) Reason, and Kathy Alverson, all from Michigan, and many great nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to your local Humane Society in his memory. Jerry's final resting place will be at the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan. To leave a memory of Jerry, please visit BaldwinCremation.com. Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society.

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  1. 19 Jul 2016
    Christine Willett Beers lit a candle:
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  3. 19 Jul 2016
    Christine Willett Beers says:
    Missing my Daddy now more than ever! Think about him everyday. He taught me so much. Way more than I realized or appreciated when he was with us. The pain of losing him is still very much with me and I try to live with the morals and values he instilled in not just me but everyone he knew. He lived with love in his heart and a smile for everyone he greeted! Love you Daddy!!!

  4. 12 Mar 2015
    Karen Beebe says:
    Sending you thoughts of peace and courage.

  5. 12 Mar 2015
    Leonard & June Hammermaster says:
    We still have happy memories of the times that we all played together, and walked home from Bendle School, when we lived on Bergen St, in Burton, many many years ago

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