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Gerald Robert Deam

February 8, 1950 February 7, 2019
Gerald Robert Deam
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Obituary for Gerald Robert Deam

Gerald Robert Deam, 68, passed away on February 7, 2019 in Bitely, MI. He was born on February 8, 1950 to Robert and Louise (Cope) Deam in Grand Rapids, MI.
Gerald was a highly decorated soldier after serving his country and flag in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a boat builder for many years. Gerald enjoyed fishing, welding and working on race cars. He was a man with such a big heart and would help anyone who needed it.
Gerald is survived by his loving wife of forty-one years Sue Ellen (Wightman); three daughters, SarahJo Maguire, April Ellen Wightman, Sabrina Louise Deam; son, Gerald Robert Deam, Jr.; two sisters, Nancy Craigmyle, Kathy Dick; brother, Timothy Jobe Deam; seven Grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Steven Clayton Deam.
The family will have a private family gathering to celebrate Gerald's life.
Please share your memories of Gerald online at www.fieldsmckinley.com.


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