Gerald John Post
1941 - 2021
Starks & Menchinger Chapel - Saint Joseph
2650 Niles Rd
Saint Joseph, MI

Gerald "Jerry" John Post, 80, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in St. Joseph.

He was born on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1941, to Frank and Louise (Modigell) Post in St. Joseph.

Jerry's lifetime love of Silver Beach, and his youth-time joys working at Silver Beach Amusement Park, were never forgotten. He could be seen frequently sneaking a daily cruise by the beach with his beloved dog.

A lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jerry was a graduate of St. Joseph Catholic, and a member of the local Knights of Columbus Council.

After developing an early passion for athletic competition and team-building, Jerry could frequently be found on the basketball court or softball field, serving as both player and coach in numerous local leagues.

Also active in numerous local charity events, Jerry was always at the ready to help. Jerry's dedication to service began when he volunteered for, and served in, the Michigan Army National Guard, and then extended service to his everyday life, where he spent many years as a local barber and insurance agent.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Catherine "Katy" Post of St. Joseph; son, Gerald "John" Post Jr. (Diane McCoy) of St. Joseph; daughter, Therese (Tom) Hanlon of Niles; grandsons, Tyler (Brook-Lyn) Post of College Station, Texas, and Travis Post of Bangor; brother, Robert "Bob" Post of White Cloud, Mich.; and several in-laws, nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Frank and Louise; his sister, Mary Louise Jones; his brother, Frank Post; and several in-laws.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate Jerry's life by joining together following COVID-19 precautions and casual attire. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 at Starks and Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. Mass will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church St., St. Joseph, with burial to follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, 1700 Lakeshore Drive, St. Joseph.

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In lieu of plants, flowers and food, donations can be made in Jerry's memory to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Therapeutic Equestrian Center (TEC) or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Published by The Herald-Palladium from Oct. 22 to Oct. 25, 2021.
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My full sympathies for your loss. You spoke often of the great times you had together, those you never lose.
David Koern
November 1, 2021
So sorry to hear about the loss of your husband-you´re in my thoughts and prayers. Take care
Kathy Baiers
October 24, 2021
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