Gerald "Jerry" Gaylourd, 84

Gerald “Jerry” Gaylourd, 84, of Wabash, entered into eternal rest at 1:25 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, in his home surround by family. He was born to the late Albert and Virginia Margaret (Balog) Gaylourd on Oct. 16, 1930, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Jerry married Charlene V. Grisso on March 15, 1952, in Chicago, Ill.; she survives. He served his country in the United States Army for more than  21 years, joining the Army at the age of 17 years old. He is a Korean and Vietnam veteran. Jerry retired from Ford Meter Box in Wabash, Indiana in 1992.

Along with his loving wife, Charlene; he is survived by daughter, Barbara (Gerben) Houtman of Wabash; three sons, Gary (Bobbi) Gaylourd of Wabash, Patrick (Sabrina) Gaylourd of Wabash, and Timothy (Kathleen) Gaylourd of Peru; nine grandchildren, Josh (Sarah) Gaylourd, Tiffany (Jim) Stocks, Dan Gaylourd, Winter (Jesse) Lawson, Kara Steele, Rachel Lambert, Travis Gaylourd, Rebecca Gaylourd, Leigh Ann Gaylourd; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by daughter, Suzanne.

Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Grant County.
Calling hours for family and friends will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are directed to Wabash/Miami Home Healthcare and Hospice, 710 N. East St., Wabash, Indiana 46992.
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Posted on 2015 Feb 04