Mr Gerald Allen Vanhassel, age 74, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020. He was born in Hart, MI on January 25, 1946 to John & Nellie (Morrison) VanHassel and served his country in the US Air Force during Vietnam. He married the former Naoma Spence on April 15, 1967. Mr Vanhassel had been employed as a technician for GTE and later as a general contractor in home construction until retirement. Gerald was a member of the White Lake Eagles, enjoyed fishing, hunting all over the country, playing cards, and watching cowboy movies, especially those starring John Wayne.
Wife, Naoma; son, James Allen (Corey) VanHassel from OH; grandchild, Allen VanHassel; brothers Larry and Tom; sisters, Betty and Linda. He was preceded in death by son Gregory in 2020; brothers, Bob, Bill & John.
Monday, October 19, 2020, 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior to the service at Fruitland Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Walter officiating. Internment in Fruitland Township Cemetery.
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Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon
Naomi & Family - our deepest condolences to you and your family at the passing of Jerry. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers are that God will provide the healing needed during this difficult time.
Phil & Pama Holmblade
To Naomi and family, my prayers are with you and so very sorry for your loss. May Smith Furlough
I was so glad as a child when Uncle John and Aunt Nellie brought their family for a visit. There were lots of kids to play with. I was 17 when Gerald was born. Soon after that, Aunt Nellie needed some surgery, so Gerald came to stay with my family for a while. I learned very well how to take care of baby boys. It only helped a little when I had six daughters, but I always remembered how wonderful it felt to hold a baby.
After I got married, I only saw Gerald occasionally at family gatherings. He was always so handsome and good natured. I wish Uncle John and Aunt Nellie could have lived longer to see their children's accomplishments. They would be so proud. I am proud of all of them and love them, too.
My love and prayers for all the family.
Cousin (Elizabeth) Joan Braspenninx McCarty
Your family will miss you, but you will always be in their hearts.
My thoughts and prayers to the VanHassel family. I always enjoyed talking with Jerry when he did repair at Muskegon Airport, and see him around Whitehall. RIP Jerry.
WE SEND OUR CONDOLENCES TO GERRYS FAMILY.HAVE MANY GOOD MEMORIES BOTH AT WORK AND AWAY FROM
CHARLIE AND SUZANNE BROWN
Never worked closely with Jerry, but got to know him more after both our retirements. He will always be remembered as the mayor of Dalton. My condolences to his Family, I know he will be missed.
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Whitehall, MI 49461
Whitehall, MI 49461