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Gerald Lee "Jerry"  Straubel

Gerald Lee "Jerry" Straubel
  • November 25, 1932 - July 24, 2017
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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Gerald Lee "Jerry" Straubel, 84, of Battle Creek, Michigan died peacefully in his sleep at home on Monday, July 24, 2017.

He was born November 25, 1932 in Frankfort, Michigan the son of Willard and Anne (Backus) Straubel. He grew up in Frankfort and was a graduate of Frankfort High School. Jerry honorably served his country in the U.S. Army.

Jerry was united in marriage to Antonia A. Schluter on September 4, 1955 in Albion, Michigan. Surviving are "Tony" . his wife of 61+ years; two sons, Greg L. (Sherri) Straubel of Williams, Oregon, Leroy A. (Helen Neale) Straubel of Battle Creek; stepdaughter, Olga; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two sisters, June Benedict of Traverse City and Mary (Ron) Sweet of Muskegon. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and eight brothers and sisters.

Jerry worked twelve hour days, seven days a week to provide and support his family. When he retired, he enjoyed wintering in Florida and taking numerous cruises with Tony. Jerry was a member of the Moose Lodge.

A memorial gathering will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.