Age 85, of Durand passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Pleasant View surrounded by his loving family.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at St. Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Tom Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Corunna.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Nelson-House Funeral Home with a rosary at 7 p.m.

Gerald was the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Schaner) Hebekeuser born in Owosso Jan. 19, 1934.

Gerald married Barbara Chavey at St. Paul Catholic Church Nov. 24, 1956; she predeceased him June 1, 2017.

Gerald was a plaster contractor and was also owner of Fay’s Motel in Grayling. He attended St. Paul Catholic School and was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Owosso, and the Grayling Chamber of Commerce.

He served as an usher at both St. Paul in Owosso and St. Mary in Grayling. Gerald served six years in the Michigan National Guard.

Gerald is survived by his children Jerry (Nell Ann) Hebekeuser Jr., Paul (Jacqueline) Hebekeuser, Lori (Chris) Yanik, John Hebekeuser, Lee (Shelly) Hebekeuser, Tena (Troy) Moiles and Nick (Gretchen) Hebekeuser; grandchildren Juston, Brandon, Kadon, Amie, Marci, Logan, Ryan, Kristen, Adam, Levi, Brennyn, Raegan, Nolan, Sheldyn, Andrew, Luke, Taylor, Annie and Zachary; 12 great-grandchildren; brother Edward (Mary) Hebekeuser; sisters Patricia Teichman and Rita (John) Stehlik; sister-in-law Sharon (Floyd) Rundell and Edwin (Rosie) Chavey; and nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife Barbara, parents, brothers Robert and James, and daughter-in-law Kellie Hebekeuser.

Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Vincent DePaul or the Shiawassee Council on Aging.

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