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Gerald Zeitz

January 8, 1942 May 11, 2019
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Gerald Gene Zeitz age 77 years passed away peacefully Saturday May 11, 2019 at his home with his loving family at his side. Gerald was born January 8, 1942 to the late George and Dorothy (Stockford) Zeitz in Saginaw. In his younger years he lived in Hemlock, then back to Saginaw. He started working at drive in theaters, nursing homes, painting large buildings in downtown Saginaw and Bertie’s Bakery, then Saginaw Steering Gear. He retired from General Motors in 1998 after 38 years of service. Gerald married his wife, Sharon (Sahr) on October 15, 1960 at St. James Lutheran Church in Saginaw, they were married for 58 1/2 years. They lived in Bridgeport for 33 years, moving to Midland in 1993. After retiring Gerald took a part time job at Corner Market in Crump as a meat manager. He then started is own deer processing and also wild pig processing. He made many trails through his property to ride to get to his deer blinds to hunt. He enjoyed fishing in his ponds using a golf cart and his Honda UTV. He was a member of Lord of New Life Lutheran Church. Gerald is survived by his wife; Sharon, two daughters; Renata (David) Rohn, Amber (Matt) Scheffler, three sons; Gene (Joni) Zeitz, Craig Zeitz, Jayson (Rosa) Zeitz. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; Christi, Chad, Dakota, Britney, Taylor, Justin, Shianne and Hunter, three great children; Ava, Addison and Owen, and his best friend Lilllie. Gerald is also survived by one brother; Erwin Zeitz. He was predeceased by his parents, in laws; Gerald and Alice Sahr, brothers in law; Gerald Sahr, Jr., Kenneth Sahr, sister in law Joyce Zeitz, great grandson; Carson Gerald Ezra Zeitz, nephew; Kendall Sahr and niece and Goddaughter; Pamela Zeitz Walters.

Funeral services will take place at 11:00a.m., Friday, May 17, 2019 from Lord of New Life Lutheran Church, 3021 E. Hubbard Rd. (corner of Eastman Rd.) Midland, with Pastor Carl F. Trosien and Pastor Kurt W. Eichinger officiating with cremation to follow. Gerald’s family will receive friends at Lord of New Life Lutheran Church on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 10:00a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Lord of New Life Lutheran Church or Gerald’s family.THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION AT THE FUNERAL HOME.


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Thursday

16

May

1:00 PM 5/16/2019 1:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/16/2019 7:00:00 PM
Lord Of New Life Lutheran Church

3021 E Hubbard Rd.
Midland, MI 48642

Lord Of New Life Lutheran Church
3021 E Hubbard Rd. Midland 48642 MI
United States

Visitation

Friday

17

May

10:00 AM 5/17/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 5/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
Lord Of New Life Lutheran Church

3021 E Hubbard Rd.
Midland, MI 48642

Lord Of New Life Lutheran Church
3021 E Hubbard Rd. Midland 48642 MI
United States

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Friday

17

May

11:00 AM 5/17/2019 11:00:00 AM
Lord Of New Life Lutheran Church

3021 E Hubbard Rd.
Midland, MI 48642

Lord Of New Life Lutheran Church
3021 E Hubbard Rd. Midland 48642 MI
United States

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3021 E Hubbard Rd.
Midland, MI 48642
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