TRAVERSE CITY — Gerald Paul Hengesbach, 74, of Traverse City, passed away Dec. 31, 2012, at Munson Medical Center, with his wife by his side.
Jerry was born on April 28, 1939, in Detroit, to the late Clarence and Annabelle (Clement) Hengesbach. On June 13, 1962, Jerry married the former Andrea Catherine Duda.
Jerry served his country honorably for 10 years as a member of the United States Coast Guard.
Following his time in the service he worked for TCAPS for 30 years as a custodian.
Gerald is survived by his wife of 50 years, Andrea; his sons, Christopher Joseph (Jennifer Nicole), of Kingsley, and Jeffrey Thomas (Bonnie Jo), of Norfolk, Va.; grandchildren, Chad, Peyton, Kailey Ann and Keagen; sister, Doris Davis, of Warren; and brother, James, of Warren.
Gerald was preceded in death by his brother, Clarence; and sister, Lorraine.
Private family services have been held.
The family is being served by Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.