Geraldine "Jerry" Bacon Ellenton, FL Formerly of Mulliken Age 85, joined her Father in heaven on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Jerry was born October 15, 1927 to Joseph and Florence Abbruzzese. She was a resident of Mulliken until retiring to Ellenton, Florida in 1987. Jerry was a retiree of the Michigan Hospital Association and a life-long tax preparer. Her beloved husband of 67 years, Darrell Max Bacon, preceded her in death on January 29, 2013. Surviving are three sons, Richard (Beth), Tom (Debbie) and Dennis (Ginny); three grandchildren, Shawn Bacon, Kristen (Jason) Tweddle and Erica Bacon; three great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Taylor Tweddle and Jaxon Bacon; sisters, Jackie Bratschi and Jo Parshall. Jerry was also preceded in death by her brothers, Phil, Bob, and Charles "Chick" Vandevelde, Frank and Bill Abbruzzese and sister, Francis Tribble. Services were held Thursday, May 30, 2013 at United Methodist Church in Ellenton, Florida. The family will receive friends from 10 - 11 A.M. Monday, June 3, 2013 at Barker-Leik Funeral Home, Mulliken, followed by a graveside service at Meadowbrook Cemetery.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on June 2, 2013