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Gerald Lee "Jerry" Thorp


Gerald Lee "Jerry" Thorp, age 73, of Athens passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, October 14, 2015 at the Bronson @ Home Good Samaritan Hospice Residence.  He was born in Battle Creek on March 12, 1942, the loving son of Gerald L. and Fern E. (Fredenburg) Thorp.  Jerry retired from General Motors in 1997 after more than 35 years of faithful service. 

Jerry married the "Love of His Life", Ella H. Holzhaus on October 20, 1964; she sadly preceded him in death on May 30, 2010.  He is survived by his children, Brenda (Jim) Hall of East Leroy, Jeffrey (Birgitt Humphrey) Thorp of Battle Creek and Kimberly ("D.J.") Jackson of Bellevue; 7 grandchildren; his sister, Carolyn (Patrick) Kelly; brothers, Kenny Johnson, Mark (Lori) Johnson, and an uncle, Lynn Fredenburg of Scotts.

At the request of the family, they will receive friends 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care where funeral services to celebrate Jerry's life will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 19, 2015.  Interment will follow at Newbre Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the .  Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Oct. 15, 2015
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