Jerry passed away, Saturday, December 17, 2022 at his home in Otsego, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born July 12, 1937 in Tekonsha, MI, the son of Ernest and Lois (Sanders) Burd. Jerry was an Otsego High School graduate and proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. For 30 years he was a machine operator at Rockwell International until his retirement in 1992.
In his free time Jerry enjoyed metal detecting, collecting coins, small engine repair, bowling, golfing, hunting and camping. He loved traveling with his wife and had visited 49 of the 50 states. Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Jerry was a volunteer fireman for the Otsego Fire Department for 8 years. On June 29, 1963 at the First Congregational Church of Otsego he married Cheryl Pion who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Michelle Shearer and Gary Burd; grandchildren, Bethany Shearer, Amanda (Russell) Moran, Daelan Burd and Hailey Burd; 1 great-grandchild due in February; brother, Richard (Jeanne) Burd along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Tyler Burd; siblings, Velma Todd, Bill, Melvin and Robert Burd and several extended family members.
According to his wishes cremation has taken place.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.