Jerry M. Fischer of Thomas Township, Michigan
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at his home. He was 77 years old. Jerry Max Fischer was born on July 10, 1943, in Thomas Township, to the late Edwin F. and Beatrice V. (Arman) Fischer. He was a proud 1961 graduate of Hemlock High School. Following graduation, Jerry honorably served his country by enlisting in the United States Navy from June 20, 1961 until his honorable discharge on July 9, 1964. Upon his return, he married the love of his life, Mary Louise Farley on September 5, 1964, in Glassboro, New Jersey; she preceded him in death on June 11, 2016. Jerry worked as an electrician with General Motors - Grey Iron Foundry, retiring on October 1, 2006 with over 47 years of service. While working at the plant, he attended and graduated with his Associate’s Degree from Delta College. Jerry was a faithful member of Christ Lutheran Church. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed working in his garden and putzing around the farm tending to his cattle, chickens, and cats. Above all, he loved and cherished his family and special friend, Hazel Krajniak.
Surviving are a son and daughter: James (Karen Sweet) Fischer of Bay City; Cathy (Tim) Denter of Scottsville, KY; three grandsons: Adam, Justin, and Aaron Denter; sister, Karen (Pat) McQuiston of Thomas Township; and a brother-in-law: George (Susan) Farley of Pitman, NJ. Also surviving are a niece, nephew, many extended family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Nina Fischer.
A funeral service will take place at 11:30 a.m., on Thursday, February 18, 2021, at Christ Lutheran Church, 8795 Ederer Road. Rev. Joshua Becker will officiate. Burial and Military Honors will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens under the auspices of the United States Navy and American Legion Post #439. Family and friends are welcome to visit with the family at the W. L. Case & Company, 201 N. Miller Road on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service. In accordance with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services ordinance, indoor capacity is limited to 25 people, masks are required, and social distancing encouraged. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Christ Lutheran Church. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church, or through www.casefuneralhome.com.