Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI


Gerald J. Procknow

18 June , 193018 October , 2019

Gerald J. Procknow (Jerry) Jerry went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on October 18, 2019 at the age of 89.

Jerry’s smile and laughter lit up the room and he had a kind word for everyone. He was born on June 18, 1930 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. He had been a resident of Lansing all his life and was a graduate of Eastern High School in 1949. He served in the Air Force as a communication specialist in Japan. He married Pauline C. Woloshyn on her birthday, August 30, 1953 at MSU Alumni Chapel. They were married for 54 years.

He worked for 42 years at the Lansing State Journal. He was a long-time genealogist and antique collector, he enjoyed watching football, fishing, his flower garden, volunteering at Ingham Hospital, Hospice, and Ingham County Prison.

He was preceded in death by his wife Pauline, his father Otto and mother Edith, brother Richard and sister Hilda Jane. He is survived by his daughter Dr. Susan Borg and son-in-law Dean Borg, and his granddaughters whom he adored, Katherine and Olivia Borg of The Woodlands, Texas; his sisters Betty Fuller and Joyce Lintemuth as well as nieces and nephews and many friends, including dear friend Connie Vela.

The visitation will be held on Friday, October 25 at 10:00 am followed by the service at 11:00 am at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home on Michigan Avenue in Lansing, Michigan. The interment will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Contributions can be made to The Woodlands Methodist Church Mission Fund at 2200 Lake Woodlands Dr. The Woodlands, TX 77380 or to SonLife Broadcasting Network, 8919 World Ministry Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70810.


  • Gary Lintemuth
  • Rick Lintemuth
  • Mark Vela
  • Joseph Vela
  • Chuck Richard
  • Dean Borg

  • The Woodlands Methodist Church Mission Fund


  • Visitation Friday, 25 October , 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, 25 October , 2019


Gerald J. Procknow

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Angie Anderson

25 October 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with Jerry's family as they gather to celebrate his wonderful, faith filled life. I will always remember him as a thoughtful, kind man who had a smile for everyone and loved his family very much. He had a quiet elegance about him that put people at ease and brought happiness to all. We all admired him deeply. He loved doing jigsaw puzzles, so I know the angels are making room for him at the puzzle table in heaven!

Andrew Ellison

24 October 2019

Jerry was a marvelous man of faith and brother in Lord. I met him through my natural brother in 1980-81 as he introduced our group of young believers to the things of the Holy Spirit and the revelation of our authority in Christ. Revolutionized our lives and helped me on a journey I continue to this day. I rejoice that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord for Him now. Last was with him about 2 years ago in his home and he was still excited about the walk of the Spirit and the things of God!

Tammy Chaires

21 October 2019

I had the pleasure of meeting Jerry on his many visits to Texas. He always had a smile to give and a kind word to share. He loved being in Texas with his family and it was clear they enjoyed having him. I’m sorry for the loss of your father, Susan. He will be remembered with kindness and joy. His love will endure!