OBITUARY

Gerald Robert Britten

June 23, 1937June 13, 2021
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Gerald “Jerry” Robert Britten, age 83, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021, while surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents Gerald and Beatrice Britten and his infant son and daughter. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 63 years, Nancy Britten; children Patrick (Linda) Britten, Daniel Britten, Michael Britten, Kelly (Rudy) Gutierrez; grandchildren Erin (Meggan), Ryan, Cara (Tim), Cassie (Vlad), Zeke, Sam, Lauren, Emma, Lexi, Matthew, Gabby; five great-grandchildren; brother, Jack (Sue) Britten; sister-in-law, Peg (Joe) Leonardo; and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Army. He loved classic cars and owned many throughout the years. Jerry was also a little league coach (Southern and Kelloggsville) for over 30 years. He graduated from South High School in 1956 and joined his father's printing company. He owned and operated the Raenell Press with his father, Gerald, and brother, Jack for over 65 years. He loved his family and friends and will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at Cook Funeral Home (West building), 4235 Prairie St. SW, Grandville, MI 49418. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Cook Memorial Chapel (East building), 4235 Prairie St. SW, Grandville, MI 49418. In memory of Jerry and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Emmanuel Hospice. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookcaresgrandville.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, June 24, 2021

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joe cucinella

June 15, 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of Coach Britten. A flood of great memories of my childhood spending time with him in the 60s ,at Southern Little League. Could not have had a better role model growing up.
Sympathy to the entire Britten family .
RiP Coach.

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Robert and Mary TerMolen

June 15, 2021

Our condolences to our grandsons Zeke and Sam and to all of the Britten family.

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Jerry with his mom

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Jerry and his brother, Jack

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Jack, their mom (Bea) and Jerry

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Jerry on his honeymoon

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Jerry with his mom

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Jerry and his brother, Jack

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Jack, their mom (Bea) and Jerry

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Jerry on his honeymoon

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Jerry loved his pool in Byron Center. Prankster