Age 80, of Cape Coral, FL, passed away September 27, 2021, in Lansing, Michigan. He was born October 21, 1940, in Battle Creek, Michigan, to the late Bernard and Dorothy (Siefke) Outman.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers: Leo (Janet) Outman and Bernard (Kay) Outman.
Gerry is survived by Earl D. Bowland, his partner/husband of 32 years; his brother, Richard (Amy) Outman; plus several nieces and nephews.
Gerry was raised and lived in Bellevue, Michigan, for over 50 years. Gerry and his husband Earl lived in Charlotte, Michigan, and also Cape Coral, Florida, for a combined 32 years.
He worked for 30-plus years in production at the Battle Creek Enquirer. Gerry enjoyed horses and loved his Great Dane, Bessie. He also served his country in the Army National Guard.
Gerry and Earl enjoyed driving throughout the United States, Canada and visiting many National Parks. They also enjoyed an extensive social life, especially on their boat in Florida. Gerry was a very kind and generous friend to everyone.
There will be a celebration of Gerry’s life in the Lansing area the summer of 2022. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Online condolences may be left for his family at www.EstesLeadley.com.