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Mr. Gerald  D. "Jerry" Wedel

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“Jerry was a good friend. I will miss him, and he certainly can never be forgotten. ”
1 of 4 | Posted by: Sean Furr - Kalamazoo, MI

“So sorry to hear about the loss of Jerry. He was such a sweet man and good friend. Thoughts and prayer to Sandy and all the family. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Melinda Titus - Richland, MI

“Ed and Kathy,So sorry to hear about your Dad our thoughts are with you and your family. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Billy and Denise Burt - Ogden, IA

“Dear Sandy, Kathy, Sherry, and Sarah,We are so sorry to learn of your loss. I will fondly remember Jerry's joking and bib overalls! He was always...Read More ยป
4 of 4 | Posted by: Shawn Segur - Augusta, MI


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Gerald D. "Jerry" Wedel, age 81, of Augusta passed away Monday morning, June 19, 2017 at the Evergreen Manor. He was born in Battle Creek on December 27, 1935, the son of John and Imogene (Douglas) Wedel and faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Navy. Jerry retired as a switchman for the Grand Trunk Railroad after more than 31 years of service.

Jerry married the "Love of His Life", Sandra Newton in Augusta on April 19, 1958; she survives. He is also survived by his two daughters, Kathy (Ed) Berg of Iowa and Sherry (Mike) Shirley of Augusta; his grandchildren, Audra Ford, Dan Berg, John Berg, and Fallon Moore of Iowa, and Sarah (Nick) Trayer of Augusta. Jerry was sadly preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Barbara Herr.

Jerry formerly a member of the VFW. He enjoyed playing poker, going to casinos, and used to enjoy fishing, snowmobiling, and working on stock cars.

Funeral services with full military honors will be held 1:30 p.m., Friday, June 23rd at the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Battle Creek VA Medical Center (personal care items) or to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Augusta Chapel. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.