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Jerold Erwin Bryant, age 91, of Sand Lake, passed away early Monday morning, August 8, 2022 at his home in Sand Lake. The son of Fred & Mary (Ruppert) Bryant, he was born on September 15, 1930 in Pierson Township.

In his youth, Jerold farmed alongside his father, and then proudly served in the United States Army in Kentucky during the Korean War era. Over the years, he also worked as a carpenter and builder, in real estate, and for many years owned Sand Lake Cash & Carry lumberyard. Jerold had a tremendous work ethic, evident right up until his final days. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and took a 7-point buck last year at the age of 91.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Doris Stinson; and two brothers, James Bryant and Edwin Bryant. Surviving are his wife, Trudy Bryant; his children, Bill & Sue Bryant, Dave & Diana Bryant, and Nancy & Gerard Bogner; two step-children, Deana & Tim Platz, and Jim Phillips; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family is from 10-11 a.m. on Monday, August 15, 2022 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 S. 3rd Street, Sand Lake, where memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. Pastor Lee Zabrocki will officiate and burial will take place privately at Pierson Township Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Jerold would have appreciated contributions in his memory to either the Sand Lake Fire Department, P.O. Box 139, Sand Lake, MI 49343 or to the Tri-County Eagles No. 4467, 32 E. Lake Street, Sand Lake, MI 49343.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jerold’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, 616-754-5638, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Glenn & Bonnie Stout on August 11, 2022 at 8:37 pm

    Trudy, so sorry to hear of your loss! Jerold and you made our lives so much better with all the trips up to the fish camp over the years, we miss those times as we will miss him, he was a fine gentleman.

  2. Kris King on August 11, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Trudy, I am so sorry to hear of Jerold’s passing . You and Jerold made vacationing at fish camp amazing! I will surely miss him. May we all meet again soon in our heavenly home!
    Love and hugs and prayers!!!
    Kris King

  3. Dale and Tammy Savela on August 12, 2022 at 9:29 am

    Trudy, so sorry to hear of Jerold’s passing. I always enjoyed the stays at Savant along with his stories and his laugh.

  4. Peggy (Bryant) (Gould) Day on August 13, 2022 at 11:01 am

    So sorry to hear of Cousin Jerold’s passing. I remember the days on the farm when I was a kid. He had a long and varied run, now a peaceful rest.

  5. M.E. Sjolin on August 14, 2022 at 5:06 am

    Our sympathy to you. I appreciate the guiding Gerald did for my mother when she fished at Angler’s Cove. If it wasn’t for him and their relationship, I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet the both of you and experience God’s creation in the Northwoods. I always enjoyed his stories about his experiences fishing with my mother and the advice he gave me. Right now they’re probably sharing stories in heaven! Miss you!!
    M.E. and Jim Sjolin

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