Jerry David Master, 70, of Kalamazoo died January 24, 2021 after a long and brave battle with cancer. He passed away in his home with his loving wife, Kathy, by his side. Jerry was born on April 15, 1950 in Battle Creek to Jacob and Leona (Banks) Master. On August 6, 1992 he married the love of his life, Kathy Stephenson. They have lived in Kalamazoo for the past 21 years. Jerry retired from Canadian National Railroad in 2010 and in 2015 Kathy joined him in retirement. They enjoyed taking road trips, especially to the lakeshore. Some of their happiest days were spent in Florida. One of Jerry’s biggest joys was being with his grandkids. He loved taking them on their boat and watching them grow. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Leona. He is survived by his wife and stepchildren, Shannon McDonald, Travis Brigle, and Jessica (Charlie) Hainstock and his grandchildren Brendan and Briana McDonald and Amelia, Jerzy, and Larken Hainstock. He is also survived by his brother Jacob (Jane) Master. Plus friends and family. Jerry, a kind man with a great sense of humor, will be deeply missed by those who knew him. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Jerry’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com
Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 616-452-3006.