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Jerry Raye Genther

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Jerry Genther, age 80, passed away at home while surrounded by his family and his dog, Katie, on Sunday, July 18, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Edna Genther; two of his brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Judy Genther; children Ellen (Dale) Miller, Christopher (Betsy) Genther, Warren (Vicki) Genther, Randy (Jennifer Bobbett) Smith; grandchildren Christopher, Jordan (Shelly), Dylan (Mickayla), Brody, Dallas; great-granddaughter, Emma; brother, Danny Genther; and four-legged friend, Katie.

Jerry had a love for everything outdoors including hunting, trapping, and spending time at the cabin in Leota, Michigan. He enjoyed gun-smithing, rebuilding guns, going to shows, and collecting his own. In his younger years, he raced motorcycles including Triumphs and Nortons, which he later traded in for his Harley Davidson “Fat-Boy." He loved his family, especially his wife, Judy and their dog, Katie. Most importantly, Jerry had a love for Christ, which was reflected in how he lived.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Home, 4330 18th St., Dorr, MI 49323 with visitation from 12 - 2 p.m. prior to the service. A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Dorr Cemetery. In memory of Jerry and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family to assist with final expenses. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcookdorr.com.

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Stephen Otto

24 juillet , 2021

Jerry was an extremely faithful member at his home church St Peters Dorr. It was a privilege to be his pastor for so many years. Took me early deer hunting and taught me much about it. Gave me my first hunting knife which I still use. Most of all I thank the Lord for keeping my friend in the faith in Jesus to the heavenly home. I look forward to seeing him again. Lord comfort all his family. Love Pastor Otto

Shirley Heth

24 juillet , 2021

I am sorry for your loss… Jerry was such a kind nice person. I remember many fun times with him in our younger years riding motorcycles. My thoughts and prayers are with you all today as you say your final good bye to a truly awesome remarkable person.
Shirley Heth

Larry Cone

23 juillet , 2021

I first met Jerry at New Beginnings coffee shop in 2006. He saw that I had ridden in on a motorcycle and he was always sitting in the smoking section down by the bathrooms. When I walked by to the restroom he flagged me down. After that I would always sit with Jerry and even though I did not smoke I certainly got my share of it. We would chat and drink a lot of coffee and he was the very beginning of our coffee shop crew. I had just gone though a tough time in my life and Jerry would always talk to me and tell me about the similar times of his life when he was younger. He was always fun to be around and had a pocketful of jokes to keep everyone laughing. He had an uncanny ability to remember peoples names that we had only met once even from years back. He was perhaps one of the smartest people that I ever had the pleasure of meeting. I always thought that he should have been in sales as he had the gift of gab. We had many fun times riding motorcycles together. I would stop by and we would ride our bikes to the blues on the mall. Judy would always give us a smile, a motherly nod and also the be careful look when we were riding out of the yard. Jerry Loved Donald Trump and supported him by proudly wearing his hat. I feel that Jerry and Donald are a lot alike. I will certainly miss Jerry at the coffee shop as will rest of the guys of our crew. Ride On Jerry!

Steve Hoeksema

22 juillet , 2021

Hey guys,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Lot's of great pictures to help remember the love and the laughs. You have my deepest sympathy and will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Steve

Eric Allen

21 juillet , 2021

I admired this man more than he probably knew. I and my brother spent a good part of our early teens being a guest every weekend at his house in Dorr to hunt and have adventures with my cousins Chris and Warren. I hung on every word the man would say about hunting and trapping. Pheasants, rabbits and deer were our objectives every weekend, and Uncle Jerry was always there to applaud our successes! He inspired a tradition in me for hosting awesome 4th of July barbecues and many other things. In many ways, he was a mentor when it came to learning about gun safety and ettiqette - always making us conscious about the proper way to handle firearms indoors and out. My mom told me a story about him when he was just a boy in that old schoolhouse there in Dorr. Allegedly, Uncle Jerry drew a picture of a "horse's rear end" on the chalkboard and when the teacher confronted him about it - expecting him to say " horses ass" he calmly replied, " It's the east end of a horse going west!" . . . I think that about sums up his awesome ability to say the right thing at the right time and make people laugh!!

Gary Lipscomb

20 juillet , 2021

I always had fun. hanging out with Jerry. He is my best friend. I have not seen much of him the last few years. But I thought of him and Judy often. Love him like a brother. Prayers for him and the family.
Big Gar

Andrew Pennington

20 juillet , 2021

Many laughs with Jerry in the cafeteria at Steecase, as well as on motorcycle runs. Always great to see him at the Steelcase 25 year dinner. Great guy. Going to miss seeing him.

Jennifer Genther Schuette

19 juillet , 2021

Where should I begin? His House in downtown Dorr, Seeing him at Thursday night church in Dorr and then also as one of the founding fathers of"the motorcycle gang" at Spirit of Life. The BEST place I ever watched the 4th of July parade in Dorr. Going to the cabin as a youngster with our family, him and Aunt Judy. ALWAYS the King of "gun shows" and everything outdoors. A kind, oh so funny God loving man that I looked up to and loved.
You will be missed Uncle Jerry!! Until we meet again, in our heavenly home!!❤ RIP

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A never ending Love story,
Jerry & Judy

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A never ending Love story,
Jerry & Judy

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Good ole' Genther boys

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Daddy's little girl

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Jerry, Larry, and Danny

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Born to be wild

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♡Made for each other♡

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Dads fur baby

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"LUCKY"

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Laughing over memories of days gone by