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Gerry Sass

Gerry Sass of Richland passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023 in Richland.

Gerry was born October 10, 1944 in Lawton, MI to Robert and Donna (Willmarth) Goodrich. She enjoyed entertaining, traveling, cooking, shopping, decorating, going on cruises, tanning and dancing. On August 10, 1991 in Kalamazoo she married Edward Sass III who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Kim (Paul) Bloss of Allegan and Amy Zeran of Allegan, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her siblings, Larry (Kathleen) Goodrich of TX, Steve (Ardith) Goodrich of Otsego and Naomi (Charles) Wright of Otsego; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Robert, Kathryn, Jesse, Faith, and her son Karl Ferris III.

Friends may meet with Gerry’s family from 5-7 P.M. Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. with her brother Larry Goodrich officiating.

Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery, Richland.

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Woody & Juanita Woods

January 15, 2023 at 11:21 am

Ed and family,

Gerry was a “special” friend, and will always remain in our hearts. No words can fill the void you’re feeling right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

May your memories of Gerry, and the love of family and friends, help you through this difficult time. We love you.

Woody and Juanita


Cindy Lowman

January 15, 2023 at 3:42 pm

Sincere sympathy to the Sass and Goodrich family. God’s blessing to you all as you celebrate Gerry.

Dave and Cindy Lowman


Lois Zimmerman

January 15, 2023 at 4:53 pm

Tillie, Steve, and families, I am so very sorry for your loss! I worked with Gerry several years ago at Fisher Big Wheel and I always enjoyed working with her. May she rest in peace!!


Tony Pallo

January 16, 2023 at 2:07 pm

We were all blessed to have Gerry in our lives. She was a very strong-willed lady and a perfect match for Ed. She was a wonderful mother-in-law and I will always remember her smile and laugh throughout the many years I knew her. I know she is at peace now. Her memories will live on with everyone she touched in life forever. Prayers to the whole family.


Cindy Jacobs

January 16, 2023 at 3:02 pm

Aunt Geri, you will be missed so much. I will cherish all my childhood memories of playing at your house. Your smile and laugh is something I’ll never forget. Love you


Jody Morris

January 17, 2023 at 10:49 am

Gerri we love you and will miss your beautiful smile ! It has been my pleasure to have had the opportunity to wait on you at the restaurant for so many years. You will always be one of my favorites! You will be forever loved and missed by many ! Thank you for always being so kind to me and always making me feel special !


Patsy Longfield

January 18, 2023 at 4:43 pm

I am lost for words Ed. Just know that I care. I loved Geri from the first day she replaced me at my job. She always had that beautiful smile and wonderful laugh.

R.I,P. dear friend

Pat Longfield


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