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Gerald Oswalt

1938 - 2020

Gerald Lee Oswalt age 82 of Rogers City passed away December 6, 2020 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Alpena.

He was born August 4, 1938 in Mansfield, Ohio to Orville and Elaine (Oswalt) Long. Following his mother’s death, when he was two years old, he was adopted by his grandparents Ray and Helen (Berry) Oswalt, whom he recognized as his parents.

Jerry served in the United States Navy as a Seabee during the Korean War. On August 11,1996 he married Janelle Harnett in Las Vegas. He was a member of the Onaway VFW Post 5857, American Legion Post 317, a life member of the DAV, Eagles Club and St. Michael Lutheran Church. He enjoyed trains of all kinds, fishing and spending time with his family.

Jerry is survived his loving wife, Janelle; six children, Kim (Bob) La Masters of Idaho, Laura Mathews of Washington, Storm (Rob) Oliver of Alanson, Crystal Galbraith of Washington, Ty Galbraith of Washington and Joel (Trina) Galbraith of Washington; 12 grandchildren and one sister.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife of 34 years, Sherrie.

**The Celebration of Life service for Jerry has been postponed till a later date.

In recognition of their wonderful care of Jerry please make memorial donations to Hospice of Michigan.

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Gerald Oswalt – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI