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Gerald "Jerry" Dankert
Died: Saturday, November 29, 2014
Gerald D. "Jerry" Dankert, 85 of Carp Lake passed away Saturday afternoon at McLaren Northern Michigan Hosiptal  surounded by his wife of 64 years, two daughters, and one grandson by his side. With their prayers and the prayers of his family, he peacefully went   to his heavenly home.
Jerry was born June 11,1929 in Toledo,Ohio to Elmer and Zora (Shannon) Dankert.  The family moved to Michigan at his age of 16 and he graduated from Pellston High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Audrey Phillips on June 24,1950 at St.Anthony Catholic Church in Mackinaw City. They are lifetime members of St.Anthony Church.
Jerry spent his working life as an Operating Engineer Local 324, and worked throughout Michigan. After retirement he spent 16 summers working at Boyne Highlands on the Golf Course. He enjoyed winters in Bonita Springs, Florida where he loved the sunshine and his fresh oranges. His main hobby was enjoying and feeding the birds both in Florida and Michigan.
Jerry is survived by his wife Audrey; sons, Dan of Raber; David and Loralee of Levering; Mike in Petoskey; John and Sheila in Levering;daughters; Cathy and Frank Ranville, Cape Coral, Florida; Mary Scott, Burns, Wyoming; Sally and Scott Bleser, Bonita Springs, Florida; Therese Dankert, Petoskey; Becky and Eric Bjorkman, Levering; Elaine and Marc Polk in Colorado; 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Jim who died in September 2014; and his only brother, Don Dankert.

He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, December 4 at 11 am at St.Anthony Church in Mackinaw  City  with Fr. Paul Megge and Sister Chris Herald officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10 until service time on Thursday.. A lunch will be served following Mass. Dodson Funeral Home, St.Ignace assisted the family with arrangements.
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