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Gerald John “Jerry ” Post

October 15th, 1941 - October 20th, 2021

Jerry's Obituary

Gerald “Jerry” John Post, 80, passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 in St. Joseph, Michigan. Born on Wednesday, October 15, 1941 to Frank and Louise (Modigell) Post in St. Joseph, Michigan.

Jerry’s lifetime love of Silver Beach and his youth-time joys working at the Silver Beach Amusement Park was never forgotten and he could be seen frequently sneaking a daily cruise by the beach with his beloved dog. A lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jerry was a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic, and a member the local Knights of Columbus Council. After developing an early passion for athletic competition and team-building, Jerry could frequently be found on the basketball court or softball field, serving as both player and coach in numerous local leagues. Also active in numerous local charity events, Jerry was always at the ready to help. Jerry’s dedication to service began when he volunteered for and served in the Michigan Army National Guard and then extended service to his everyday life where he spent many years as a local barber and insurance agent.

Jerry is survived by his wife Catherine “Katy” Post of St. Joseph, son Gerald “John” Post, Jr. (Diane McCoy) of St. Joseph, and daughter Therese (Tom) Hanlon of Niles, Michigan. Grandsons Tyler (Brook-Lyn) Post of College Station, Texas and Travis Post of Bangor, Michigan. His brother Robert “Bob” Post of White Cloud, Michigan and several in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death, his parents, Frank and Louise, his sister Mary Louise Jones, his brother Frank Post, and several in-laws.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Jerry’s life by joining together following COVID-19 precautions and casual attire. Visitation will be held at Starks and Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St Joseph on Thursday, October 28 from 10:30am to12:30pm. Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church Street, St. Joseph on Thursday, October 28 at 1:00pm, burial will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 1700 Lakeshore Drive, St. Joseph. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

In lieu of plants, flowers, and food, donations can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC), and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Jerry’s memory.

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