August 20, 2019

Gerald D. "Jerry" Spencer

Died Nov. 5, 2018


Gerald Dewayne “Jerry” Spencer, 81, of Twining passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at his home.

Jerry was born July 20, 1937, in Whittemore to the late Jack and Marion Spencer. He married the former Patricia Keltner on March 9, 1968, in Twining, and together they began their family raising one son, Mark. Jerry had been employed by DeFoe Shipyard in Bay City, Detroit News and Free Press and St. Mary’s of Michigan Standish Hospital until his retirement in 2008. He was a member of the Community of Christ Church. Jerry spent many a long day watching the Lions and Tigers, mowing grass and enjoying his time driving the local roads. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; son, Mark (Kelly) Spencer; grandchildren, Paxton and Jack Spencer; brother, Edward “Eddie” (Barbara) Spencer; sister, Marilyn Nickell; brother-in-law, Norman (Phyllis) Keltner; sister-in-law, Neva “Kay” (Herb) Keeley; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Lady.

Visitation for Jerry will take place from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, and 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Buresh Funeral Home, 15 W. Maple Ridge Rd., Twining, MI 48766. Elder Ronald Rousse will officiate with interment to follow in Saints Cemetery in Whittemore.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be offered at


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