Jerry graduated from East Lansing High School. He was a former J.W. Knapp Co. employee and retired from Auto-Owners Insurance. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, and was a dog lover.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Debbie; son, Chris Begick; stepchildren, Denise (Pat) Cole, Mark (Leslie) Cullimore, Shelly Schmitz, and their families; sister, Judy Gronewold; his first wife, JoAnn Begick; and many nieces, nephews and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents and many of his favorite dogs.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. His family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society.