Jerry E. Boone
Tue, 03/09/2021 - 10:48am caleb
Jerry E. Boone, age 83, of Roscommon passed away on Tuesday evening, February 23, 2021. Jerry was born in Grand Traverse County on June 29, 1937, the son of Lester and Doris (Hinshaw) Boone. On November 28, 1959, Jerry married Sandy Little, who preceded him in death on December 13, 2008.
He proudly served his nation in the United States Army. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He and Sandy enjoyed their retirement time at their cabin in northern Michigan.
He was a long-time employee of General Motors and was a proud member of UAW Local 598.
Jerry loved helping others. He was a storyteller and had a great sense of humor. He loved cheating on the games he would play with his grandchildren, and they loved it when he would. He will be remembered as being loving and generous.
Jerry is survived by his daughters, Shari Boone of Kalamazoo, Karen (David) Arnold of Mt. Gilead, North Carolina; son, John (Cheryl Free) Boone of Grand Blanc; grandchildren, Jennifer, Miranda, Luke, Rebecca, Tori, Jared, and Tom; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Beverly Spiekerman and Dona (Phil) Moon; several nieces and nephews and many friends. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, David Haan; and a daughter-in-law, Vicki Haan.
The family is planning a memorial event to be held at a later time.
Jerry will be interred with his wife, Sandy, at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Mi.
Memorial contributions may be given to Gahagan Nature Center of Roscommon c/o Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, Inc., 917 South Burdick Street, Kalamazoo, Mi 49001-2731.
Friends and family may share a condolence message online at www.joldersma-klein.com.