Gerald F. Hebekeuser

Gerald F. Hebekeuser Sr., age 85 of Durand passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019 at St. Paul Catholic Church  with Fr. Tom Thompson officiating.
Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Corunna.  The family will receive friends at Nelson-House Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a  rosary at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Gerald was the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Schaner) Hebekeuser born in Owosso, Michigan on January 19, 1934.
Gerald married Barbara Chavey at St. Paul Catholic Church on November 24, 1956; she predeceased him on June 1, 2017
Gerald was a plaster contractor and was also owner of Fay's Motel in Grayling.
He attended St. Paul Catholic Schools and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Owosso and the Grayling Chamber of Commerce.  He served as an usher at both St. Paul in Owosso and St. Mary in Grayling.
Gerald served six years in the Michigan National Guard.
Gerald is survived by his children, Jerry (Nell Anne) Hebekeuser, Jr., Paul (Jacqueline) Hebekeuser, Lori (Chris) Yanik, John Hebekeuser, Lee (Shelly) Hebekeuser, Tena (Troy) Moiles, Nick (Gretchen) Hebekeuser; grandchildren, Juston, Brandon, Kadon, Amie, Marci, Logan, Ryan, Kristen, Adam, Levi, Brennyn, Raegan, Taylor, Annie, Zachary, Nolan, Sheldyn, Andrew and Luke; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Edward (Mary) Hebekeuser; sisters, Patricia Teichman and Rita (John) Stehlik; sister-in-law Sharon (Floyd) Rundell; brother-in-law, Edwin (Rosie) Chavey; nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends, especially Dana Brown.
He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara; parents; brothers, Robert and James; daughter-in-law Kellie Hebekeuser.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Vincent DePaul or the Shiawassee Council on Aging.
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