Lansing, Michigan.

Age 77 passed away, May 20, 2016 in Plainwell, Michigan. He was born February 8, 1939, in Lansing to the late Perry and Josephine (Maier) Wilson.

Jerry grew up on Lansing’s South Side, where he attended Everett High School, where he played the Tenor Saxophone in the band. Following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where for five years he served as a Petty Officer 2nd Class Radio Man on a troop carrier in the Pacific. After serving in the Navy he worked for 40 years at General Motors in Quality Control. Once semi-retired he and Darlene moved to Barryton, Michigan for part of the year where he loved cutting trees, and as luck would have it, he didn’t die by falling out of a tree.

Jerry is survived by Darlene, his wife of 33 years; a brother, Monty (Joy) Wilson; sister-in-law, Mary Ann (Brian) Wilcox; brother-in-law, Thomas Schlichter; and also nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a niece Kara Wilcox, and best friends: Dale Thelen and Vern Sillman.

The funeral for Jerry Wilson will be 12:00p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Deepdale Memorial Gardens Chapel. Visitation will be half an hour prior to the service at Deepdale Memorial Gardens Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.


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    Tom & Judy Godden Says:

    Darlene: So sorry for your loss. You both were great neighbors when we lived on Upper Evans. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to you. May Jerry rest in peace

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    Gary & Marilyn Hart Says:

    Gary has so many memories of Jerry. Truthfully we thought he had passed away years ago. We so wish we had known that he hadn’t as we would have been in touch. I (Marilyn) was born in Barryton and we live in Cadillac. Gary remembers spending the night along with Kenny Short at Jerry’s home before he went into the Navy and seeing him off the next morning. I come to Barryton off and on as I still have family there. Would like to get in touch with you, our phone number is 231-577-1219. My email address is So sorry we can’t be there today.

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    Zach Whitinger Says:

    What can be said about Jerry. two things come to mind and that’s caring and giving. He would do anything for anyone and not expect anything in return. Bollo-Ball will never be the same without you and my step-dad Dale. I know that you and Dale are looking after us down here and getting our place ready for when its are time to join you guys up there in heaven. Thank you for your service in the Navy. You will be truly missed. RIP dear friend

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