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Gerald E. "Jerry"  Barve

Gerald E. "Jerry" Barve
  • December 30, 1944 - June 30, 2017
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Dementia Society of America
    114 N. Main Street
    Doylestown, PA 18901

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“I served as a medic in B Co. 1st of the 52nd with Jerry in Vietnam. Made many night patrols and combat missions with him. He was always there brave...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: John Mackey - SaladoH, TX

“I served as a medic in B Co. 1st of the 52nd with Jerry in Vietnam. Made many night patrols and combat missions with him. He was always there brave...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: John Mackey - Salado, TX - Friend

“Jerry was a nice, considerate and happy man usually with a smile. We don't always show our appreciation well enough when we are with people. ...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Palmer Hamilton - Marshall, MI

“Jeanette,may God comfort you at this time. I have so many memories of Jerry,I would call him and ask a question about my tractor, next thing I knew...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Garland Lynn - Ceresco, MI

“I'm a runner. Jerry was easy to catch up to on 81/2 Mi road where I'd see him, and he'd be a good reason to slow down and just talk. Jerry was good...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Bob Heine - Battle Creek, MI

“Jeanette,So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you always. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Janice (Camp) Pauley - FL

“Dear Jeannette, I am deeply saddened to hear of Jerry's passing.Some of my fondest memories are being at your place and letting us kids ride the lawn...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Marlyn (Back) Castner - Portage, MI

“Sorry for your loss we are on vacation in fla and will not be home in time to attend the service but you are in our prayers ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Eugene and Robin Gooley - MI

“R.I.p. Brother ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Marty Collins - Bloomfield, NY

“Dear Jeanette and Family, My heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Jerry was truly a Great American....Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Candace Corbin - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear Jeanette and Family, My heartfelt condolences and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. Jerry was truly a Great American....Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Candace Corbin - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear Jeanette and Barve Family,What stands out with me about Jerry is his proud service and sacrifice serving the Country in the Vietnam War. Jerry...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Candy Corbin - Battle Creek, MI

“Jerry was a real treasure, a friend who continually reached out. "The Brave" will be greatly missed at our Bravo Company 1/52 reunions. He was...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Buddy Sadler - Terrell, TX

“Jerry was a really nice guy. I met Jerry when I attended ceramics class at Barn Ceramics which Jeanette owned. I have attended many years on Monday...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Lynn Misner - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“Our prayers are with Jeanette at this time. God be your strength. ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Tom and Patti Buts - Battle Creek, MI

“From picnics & rides (sometimes being towed) in his boat to him calmly saying "You might want to get over just a little bit.", when riding with our...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Ron & Gloria Huff - Battle Creek, MI


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Gerald E. "Jerry" Barve of Battle Creek, MI

Jerry, age 72, died Friday morning, June 30, 2017 at The Manor of Battle Creek following a brief illness.

Jerry, the son of David and Agnes (Hale) Barve, was born in Battle Creek on December 30, 1944; was a lifetime resident and a 1963 graduate of Harper Creek High School. He served his Country honorably and nobly during the Vietnam War as a SP4 with the United States Army. Jerry was stationed in Vietnam and served in the infantry. He retired in 2002 after 35 years of faithful service in Quality Control for Eaton Corporation of Marshall, MI. Jerry and his wife attended Maple United Methodist Church of Battle Creek. During his lifetime, Jerry was active with boating, hunting, snowmobiling, riding quads, bowling and playing softball. He enjoyed model and radio-controlled airplanes and even took his "Solo Flight" to obtain his pilot's license. His "Pride and Joy" was his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle.

Jerry was united in marriage to the former Janette I. Miller in Battle Creek on November 7, 1964. Surviving is his wife of 53 years, Jeanette; a sister, Nina Gore of Battle Creek and three brothers, David (Martha) Barve of Colon, MI, Harry (Jackie) Barve of Hilham, TN and Charles Hale of Battle Creek. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Edward and Vernon Barve.

The Memorial Service to celebrate Jerry's life will be held on Monday, July 10th at 1:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek with the Rev. Linda D. Stoddard, Pastor of the Maple United Methodist Church, officiating. Jerry's family will greet friends on Monday from Noon until service time at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI with the United States Army Honor Guard and the Fort Custer Honor Guard bestowing full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jerry's honor may be directed to the Dementia Society of America or the the American Diabetes Association.