Contact Us: (989) 799-1151
Obituary of Gerald D. Blank
Please share a memory of Gerald to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.
BLANK, Gerald "Jerry" D. of Saginaw, Michigan, formerly of Gladwin, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2011 at Cartwright Hospice Residence. He was 73 years old. Gerald D. Blank was born on July 2, 1938 in Gladwin, MI to the late Harold and Marie (Merkel) Blank. He married Linda Lou Smith on May 7, 1983 in Saginaw. She survives him. Jerry graduated from Gladwin High School in 1957. He was employed by Saginaw Steering Gear and retired after 30 years of service. Jerry was a member of Local #699. He enjoyed spending time with his family, watching his grandchildren play sports, helping others, working in his yard, bowling and an avid NASCAR fan. Jerry is survived by his wife, Linda; eight children: Susan Blank, Tim (Liane) Parasiliti, Tom (Courtney) Parasiliti, Andrea (John) Grzemkowski and Ashley (Chris) Townend; mother-in-law, Nancy Chislea; father-in-law, Martin "Bud" Smith; 10 grandchildren: Lauren, Brooke, John, Thomas, Hunter, Emily, Alyssa, Brittany, Breanna and Rachael; a brother, Bernard (Lois) Blank; a sister, Joyce Cameron; and his special boy, Montreal Andre Pierre. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Parasiliti; brothers-in-law: Rod Smith, Gary Losee and Mike Straight; and his father-in-law, Joseph Chislea. FUNERAL: A funeral service for Jerry will be held at 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2011 at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State). Chaplin Gail Crachiola will officiate. According to Jerry's wishes cremation will follow the funeral service. VISITATION: Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral home on Monday, July 25, 2011 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Blank family c/o Linda Blank. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gerald Blank, please visit Tribute Store
A Memorial Tree was planted for Gerald
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Deisler Funeral Home
Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
About this Event
In Loving Memory
1938 - 2011
Look inside to read what others have shared
Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book.
Services for Gerald Blank
There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Gerald Blank.Visit the Tribute Store
Share Your Memory of
Be the first to upload a memory!
DEISLER FUNERAL HOME
Deisler Funeral Home
2233 Hemmeter Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48603
HAVE A QUESTION?
We understand that there are many questions that arise when a death occurs. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer questions you may have and provide direction. Please call us if you require immediate assistance.