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Michael E. Gerald

December 31, 1949 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Michael Gerald Obituary

Michael E. Gerald, 74, of Elkhart, Indiana, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2024, in Mishawaka, Indiana. He was born on December 31, 1949, in South Bend, Indiana, to George and Laura (Montgomery) Gerald.

On June 15, 1996, he married Karin R. Welch. She survives along with his daughter, Denise (Philip) Deleu of Mishawaka, IN; four stepchildren, Jennifer Boggers of Mishawaka, IN, and Joshua Holston, Jason Holston, Ira Holston, all of Osceola, IN; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

Michael served in the United States Army from 1968 – 1970 in Vietnam and was a Purple Heart recipient. He enjoyed fishing, boating, camping and was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, and St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Elkhart. Michael was formerly employed at Force One in Elkhart and handled the veteran’s affairs department.

Cremation will take place and a celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with his care.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Wounded Warrior Program or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.



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