Age 74, of St. Charles, died Thursday, June 6, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Gerald was born Aug. 10, 1944, in Lansing to Byron and Beatrice (Wise) Gorton. He was a resident of St. Charles for the past five years, coming from Chesaning.

Gerald was united in marriage to Bonnie Bentley Sept. 20, 1975, in Williamston. He was a farmer most of his life and, upon retirement, became a sexton at Summit Cemetery in Williamston for 10 years. Gerald enjoyed fishing and being with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie; daughters Connie (John) Winn of White Lake and Cynthia (James Jr.) Bell of Oakley; grandchildren Andrew Vedder, Chelsea Bell, Kyleigh Vedder, Dillon (Tiffany) Bell, Brianna Clark, Tye Bell, Elizabeth Bell, Jake Winn and Amia Bell; great-grandchildren Bentley, Titan, Sebastian, Ronin and one on the way, Lillionna; several nieces and nephews; and his fur baby, Rasppy.

He was also preceded in death by great-grandson Caleb Clark; and father and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Jean Bentley.

Honoring Gerald’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Misiuk Funeral Home in Chesaning, with a memorial service at 7 p.m.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the family. You may light a memorial candle or share a memory at

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