Gerald “Jerry” LeClaire

Resided in Rock, MI
Died January 27, 2018

Gerald “Jerry” LeClaire, age 83, of Rock, passed away Saturday evening, January 27, 2018, at Christian Park Village in Escanaba.

Gerald was born December 10, 1934, in Escanaba, the son of Dona and Ada (Belanger) LeClaire. He was raised in Rock and was a 1953 graduate of Rock
High School. Following high school, Gerald was drafted into the United States Army where he served in Germany until his honorable discharge. On November 30, 1963, he was united in marriage to the former Leta June Polsgrove-Lacy and together the couple made their home and raised their family in Flushing, MI. Jerry was the superintendent for Genesee County Road Commission until his retirement in 1986. Jerry and Leta then returned to the Upper Peninsula where they have resided in Rock since. He then took a postion as a bus driver for Mid-Peninsula school district, where he was loved and respected. His hobbies included, spending time outdoors hunting, feeding his pet deer, making maple syrup, gardening, playing cards and was an avid Detroit Lions and Tigers fan. Additionally, he loved to spend time with his family and will be deeply missed by all.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Leta:
Son: Jimmy (Kathy) Lacy of Abilene, TX
Daughters: Renee (Kevin) Westlund of Rock, MI
Marsha (Lee) Tarrant of Clearfield, UT
Debra (Blayne) Marsh of Davison, MI
Brother: Lionel (Brenda) LeClaire of Lapeer, MI
Sisters: Mary Sevo of Flint, MI
Eunice (Kelly) Elledge of Rock, MI Also surviving is Jerry’s sister in law, Barb LeClaire and his loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dona and Ada:
Son: Robert Lacy
Granddaughter: Jennifer M. Lacy
Brothers: Bernard and Ralph LeClaire
Nephews: John and Tom LeClaire
Brother in law: Jim Sevo

Family will receive friends on Thursday, from 3:00PM to 5:00PM, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow visiting hours on Thursday, at 5:00PM, at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone, with Rev. Fr. Brian Gerber of All Saints Church officiating. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements. Memorial contributions in Jerry’s name may be directed to Christian Park Village. Envelopes will be available throughout visiting hours.

5 Tributes for “Gerald “Jerry” LeClaire

    Gerald was a very special person to me as I worked in activities at the village. He loved to play cribbage and I reminded him when I was there that he was my bus driver at the Mid Peninsula School. He was so glad to hear that I remembered him all those years ago. When someone special touches a persons soul..we never forget the kindness they’ve shown and the lessens we’ve learned along the way. My deepest sympathy to his wife Leta and all of his family. May God bless him and Mother Mary protect him always until we meet again.

    My deepest sympathy to you all at this very sad time.
    The Polsgrove-Lacy family was very dear to my family and still remembered with affection.
    God Bless you all with comfort and strength during this difficult time.
    You will be held closely in prayer,
    Terry Wallen

    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Remembering Uncle Gerald today and praying for all of us in this trying time…

    I was very sad to read that I lost another classmate of our ROCK 1953 class. Our classmates were all very close and had fun in school besides learning which was #1 of course. I have been away for 2 months and so I am unable to attend his wake/funeral. My sympathy to Leta and all her family.

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