Gerald Garry Manns of Silverwood, age 72, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 1, 1945 in Croswell to Walter and Hazel (Marshall) Manns. Gerald married Debra Yens June 3, 2006 in Sandusky. He retired from General Motors in 1999 after 36 years of service. He was a member of the Mayville Eagles and Moose Lodge of Caro. Gerald enjoyed snowmobiling, playing with his grandchildren, riding his John Deere orange lawn mower or moped, camping and listening to classic country music.
He is survived by his wife, Debra; eight children: Jerry (Icellee) Manns, Janelle Commisso, Shawn (Bobbie) Manns, Nick (Kasandra) Manns, Samantha (Rob) Eldridge, Alicia (Shaun) Spencer, Tammy LaMartz and Greg (Sara) McPhail; one sister, Virginia Dumas; and 29 grandchildren.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Edgar Manns.
The family will receive visitors on Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. at the Avram Funeral Home, 6028 Lincoln St. Mayville, MI. Pastor Carole Brown will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
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