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Jerry Albert Dahlberg peacefully passed in his sleep January 19th, 2021 at his home in Lansing, MI. He had a passion for people, and dedicated himself and his career to the service of others in various ways. Jerry studied violin and voice at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Spring Arbor University. He was a passionate supporter and patron of the arts; performing with both the Owosso Community Players and the Shiawassee Strings Orchestra. Jerry was a dedicated parishioner of St. Katherine’s church of Okemos, acting as Vice-Chair of Forster Woods Board of Directors and serving as Warden on St. Katherine’s Vestry. A devoted husband and son, Jerry was preceded in death by his wife Kathi, his mother Alice and his father Albert. A beloved grandfather, father, brother and uncle, he is survived by grandchildren Wilder, Morrison, Paisley, Charlee, and Dakota, sons Joshua and Jess, sisters Elizabeth Dahlberg-Lee, Rosie Chavey, Mary Lazarus and Diane Damiano as well as many nieces and nephews.  A private service will be held with a public celebration in the future.

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Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Elizabeth on January 24, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    The best little brother ever.
    Love you always, Trixi

  2. Nanette Wehe (Nan Pou) on January 26, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jerry’s untimely passing. Rick Michael and I were at Interlochen Arts Academy with Jerry and will miss him very much. He was devoted to music and had a sense of fun and camaraderie that was infectious.

    Jess, part of the phone number that you left for Rick to return your call was garbled, so he is unable to return your call. Please reach out to him again. Thank you.

  3. Jeff King on January 27, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    I knew Jerry through Rick Michael and always enjoyed his company! I remember being at their Interlochen graduation in 1976 and hearing the thunder of the entire student body drumming their feet on the wood floor when his name was called! Kind and big-hearted, Jerry was certainly one of a kind!!

  4. Rick Michael on January 30, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    In Memory of Jerry:
    Even though you left us way too soon, your irrepressible spirit will always be with me! Thanks for all the years of friendship and the good times we’ve shared.
    A toast to you, Jerry, I’ll keep on wearing my Fedora in your honor whenever I’m at the piano. I know you’d get a kick out of that!

    My sincere sympathies go out to the entire Dahlberg family in this time of loss.

  5. Eva Mutvei on January 31, 2021 at 3:19 am

    I met Jerry during my year as an exchange student from Sweden at Interlochen AA. Besides singing together in the small ensemble, rehearsing almost every day, doing concerts and going on tour, we spent a lot of free time together. Jerry was such a wonderful and warm person with a good sense of humour.
    I will always remember Jerry as a good friend.

  6. Tuni (Bowles) Meyers-Lynn on January 31, 2021 at 9:38 am

    So sorry to hear of Jerry’s promotion to heaven. Sending hug & prayers to the family.

  7. Kathy Fleming on February 16, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    MY sincerest condolences and prayers for the Dahlberg family. I knew Jerry thru Shiawassee String Orchestra. He will always be remembered for his Sponge Bob Square Pants impersonation when we were playing for the various elementary schools is Owosso. There will never be another one like him. No one will ever be Sponge Bob the way he was. He really had the kids going that day. Thank you for sharing him with us. Kathy Fleming, Cello

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