Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Age 76, passed away unexpectedly on November 8, 2012. He was born on June 8, 1936, in Lansing, Michigan, to Clifford and Nellie Hause.
Gerald (Jerry) was a 1955 graduate of Lansing Everett High School and was a member of the Greater Lansing Area Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the 1954 Everett undefeated football team. He was a Michigan State Police Trooper, assigned to the Blissfield Post, from 1966 to 1968. Jerry retired from General Motors Plant Security in 1990 and resided in the Lansing area for most of his life. In his retirement, Jerry especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and reminiscing with old friends. He will be truly missed.
Jerry is survived by his daughter Wendy (Dave) Thielen, sons Jerry (Lynne) Hause and Barry (Jennifer) Hause; grandchildren David Thielen, Troy (Shannon) Thielen, Justin (Julie) Hause and Emily Hause; great grandchildren Andrew, Brayden, Aubree and Zachary; sister Betty Potter; brothers Bill (Jan) Hause and Tom (Maggie) Hause; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Colleen Page; brothers Carroll, Jack and Jim Hause.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. The family will receive friends at the Chapel, 2121 N. Cedar Street, Holt, on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 4-8 p.m.