Tue, 12/29/2020 - 12:33pm caleb
Jerry DeWitt, 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday December 19, 2020 at The Brook in Roscommon.
Jerry Michael DeWitt was born in Pontiac on October 13, 1935 to William (Roy) and Anna (Polaski) DeWitt. Numbering 10th out of 11 children.
Jerry moved with his family to Higgins Lake while in the 5th grade. He graduated Gerrish-Higgins (Roscommon) High School in 1953.
A local developer, Jerry served on multiple community boards, and created many area businesses, including Fox Run Country Club. Later in life, he pioneered The Brook Retirement Communities before retiring there himself.
Quick to smile, Jerry was known for his outgoing personality and bright laugh. When he wasn’t working on his next development or dreaming up his next project, he enjoyed golf league and taking his friends and family out on the boat. Jerry’s faith was very important to him; he worshipped at St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
Jerry joins his siblings, who preceded him in death, Bill, Katie, Ruth, Jim, Mary Ann, Dorothy, LeRoy, Bob and Tom.
Jerry (Pop) is greatly missed by surviving family, children, Jeff, Jim, and Michelle; grandchildren, Aaron (Ayesha) and Crystal Weber, Amanda, Joshua, Lindsay (Nick Anderson), and Hanna DeWitt; great-grandchildren, Aasiyah Weber and Minna Anderson; mother of his children, Camilla Bertl DeWitt; and brother, John, along with a host of nieces and nephews.
With deep gratitude, the family thanks The Brook of Roscommon and multiple care-givers who loved and attended to Jerry.
Family will gather Saturday for a private service.
Arrangements were entrusted to Wagner and Walsh Funeral Directors, Roscommon.