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Gerald G. Bird, age 89,of Marne, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

He was born on January 9, 1930.

Jerry served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

He attended Palmer Chiropractic School and worked as a chiropractor in both Chicago and South Dakota.  He later worked as an engineer for the Lacks Corporation, retiring in 1995.  He married his wife Patsy in 1983 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marne.

Jerry loved to ride motorcycles.  He and his wife, Pat, toured all over the United States.  He loved going to auto shows, proudly showing his 1974 AMC Javelin.

Survivors include  his wife, Pat; children, Gerald (Jerri) Bird, Keith (Betty) Bird, Carol (Mike) Rasch and Teresa (Bob) Markwart; step-children, Tina (Rueben) Flores, Teresa (Randy) Weihl, Tara (John) Helms and Patty (Jon) Kohanski; 24 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children, Kathy Bird.

Visitation will be held from 10-11am on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 15164 Juniper Drive – Marne, MI.  A memorial service will take place at 11am, followed by Military Honors. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jerry’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, exclusive provider of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Bowen Family on February 27, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God’s sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible (Acts 24:15, John 5:28, 29). Those who are raised to life on a restored paradise earth will have the prospect of never again being subjected to misery, sickness, and death (Revelation 21:4). These and other comforting Bible verses and thoughts can be found at

  2. Harold an d Lynn Green Family on March 4, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    So sorry to hear about Uncle Jerry. May God comfort you and hold you close.

  3. Steve Bird on March 4, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Sorry to here about Uncle Jerry. Glad I had a chance to see him last year – at this time. He was a great person.

  4. Brent and Lee Geeen on March 11, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    Our family reunions at fallsburgh park in Lowell are still some of my best memories. Hearing about the motorcycle rides were always interesting. RIP, Uncle Gerry, say Hi to my mom and everyone.

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