Gerald Jerry Bruining  August 28 1927  June 29 2018

Gerald Jerry Bruining August 28 1927 June 29 2018

Obituary for Mr. Gerald “Jerry” Bruining Mr. Gerald Carl “Jerry” Bruining, age 90, passed away Friday evening, June 29, 2018. Gerald was born August 28, 1927 in Muskegon to Clarence and Irene (Young) Bruining. He was an Eagle Scout and later proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Jerry earned degrees from Western Michigan University, The University of Michigan, and The Colorado College. On May 28, 1949, he married the former Shirley Ann Ferm in Muskegon and she preceded him in death on March 20, 2010. Gerald taught at Muskegon Community College for 37 years, retiring in 1988. Earlier on in his career, he had taught at Maple Grove Elementary School and Muskegon High School. He was a longtime member of Central United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and served on several committees throughout the years. He was also very active in the Civic Theatre and the Mona Shores Choir Association. He was an avid U of M Football Fan. Jerry enjoyed gardening, and also playing pool and golf with his friends on Tuesdays. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, including his dog, Ginger. He is survived by his children, Stephen (Karen) Bruining of Ferrysburg, Daniel (Kersti) Bruining of Suttons Bay, and Ann (Ray) Martinez of Fruitport; 10 grandchildren, Nicole, Ron, Bobby, Stephanie, Patrick, Rein, Ella, Ray J., Tommy and Crystal; 2 great grandchildren, Gabriella and Noel; a brother, Dwight (Carol) Bruining of Orlando, FL.; a sister, Patricia (Gerrit) VanDonkelaar of Muskegon; and many nieces and nephews. Gerald was also preceded in death by his son, Thomas; his parents; and a sister, Nancy DeYoung. A Funeral Service will be held 11 AM Friday, July 6, 2018 at Central United Methodist Church, 1011 Second St., with Rev. Jeff Bowman officiating. VISITATION will be from 5-8 PM Thursday, July 5th at The Lee Chapel, 6291 S. Harvey St. 231-798-1100. Memorial Contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church. Share memories with the family at Jerry’s online guest book at www.sytsemafh.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mr. Gerald “Jerry” Bruining please visit our Sympathy Store. Upcoming Events Visitation Map data ©2018 Google Terms of Use Get Driving Directions JUL 5. 05:00 PM – 08:00 PM The Lee Chapel 6291 Harvey St. Norton Shores, MI, US, 49444 Order Flowers for the Visitation Guaranteed delivery before Gerald ‘s Visitation begins. Funeral Service Map data ©2018 Google Terms of Use Get Driving Directions JUL 6. 11:00 AM Central United Methodist Church 1011 Second Street Muskegon, MI, US, 49440 Order Flowers for the Funeral Service Guaranteed delivery before Gerald ‘s Funeral Service begins.

Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Gerald Jerry Bruining August 28 1927 June 29 2018. Vanzantwick Bartels & Kammeraad Funeral Homes Inc

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