Jerry Grauman of Kalamazoo (formerly of Statesville, NC) passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2015 in Kalamazoo. Jerry was born June 27, 1943 in Kalamazoo to Clarence and Bernice (Punches) Grauman. He was a graduate of Plainwell High School and Western Michigan University. Jerry worked for Eaton Corporation for 32 years. He had only recently moved back to the area. Not one to sit still, he kept himself busy in retirement working at a local pizza joint; sewing boat covers for a business he ran out of his garage; fishing and playing cards and taking care of Shopcat. He was a great story teller.
Surviving are 3 children, Kammie, Marcie and Karl; a step-daughter Jennifer; his grandchildren, Dylan, Micah, Caleb, Christian, Ashley, Kristopher and Jessica; his great-granddaughter, Avery; his sister Mary Howe and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Brenda Powers.
According to his wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 5 to 7 P.M. with an opening prayer by Pastor Joe Shaler. Contributions in memory of Jerry may be made to made to the charity of your choice or please consider honoring Jerry by performing a random act of kindness.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com