Chesterton Tribune

Gerald 'Jerry' Munson dies at 61

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Gerald “Jerry” S. Munson, age 61, of Chesterton, passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2008 at St. Anthony Memorial Health Center in Michigan City.

Jerry was born on June 24, 1947 in Clearfield, Pa. the son of  David and Mildred (Thompson) Munson, both of whom survive in Munster.

He is also survived by his wife of 32 years, Ilene (nee Berk) of Chesterton; sons, Anthony (Melinda) Schleizer of Houston, Texas, Shawn Schleizer of Glenview, Ill., and Douglas Munson of Chicago; a brother, David (Tina) Munson; a sister, Debbie (Mike) Marinaro; six grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

 Jerry was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Vietnam War. He lived in the Chesterton area for over 32 years coming from Hammond. Jerry was an electrician for 32 years and 32 days for Heckett Engineering and was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 150. He had a great love for his cats and all animals, his family and friends and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a great practical joker and storyteller and enjoyed crossword puzzles. He was much beloved and will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be set at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Independent Cat Society or Fried’s Cat Shelter, Inc. 509 Hwy 212, Michigan City, IN 46360. Arrangements were handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.



Posted 12/10/2008