Gerald T. “Jerry” Wilson was born on March 18, 1937 in Bay City, Michigan to the late Thomas and Lillian (Gohr) Wilson. Jerry passed away in the morning hours of Thursday May 13, 2021 at the McLaren Bay Region Hospital in Bay City, Michigan. Age 84 years. He graduated from T. L. Handy in 1955; playing golf and football there. Jerry proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army, and was stationed in Japan for 29 months. On June 12, 1965, inside of St. Hedwig Church, Jerry was married to his grade school friend and love of his life, Julia A. “Judy” Guzdzial, by Fr. John Boguslawski. Jerry was a member of the D.A.V, St. Stan’s A.C., St. George Society, and the Pulaski Club. After over 41 years of service for the City of Bay City, Jerry retired from the Waste Water Treatment Plant. Jerry loved the Detroit Lions, Tigers, and the University of Michigan. GO BLUE! Left to cherish his memories are his wife of almost 56 years, Julia A. “Judy” Wilson; son and daughter, Patrick (Tricia) Wilson and Lorri (Mike) Falardeau; Patrick’s children, Erika, Ryan, Kaila (Dustin), and Karra (Bradley), Karra’s children, Lucy, Alexis, and Benjamin; Lorri’s children, Kristi, Thomas, and Brady; one sister, Carolyn Szczepanski; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and very close friends. Jerry is happily reunited with his parents, Thomas and Lillian (Gohr) Wilson; three brothers, Michael, David, and Richard; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ignatius and Helen (Stachowiak) Guzdzial; and brother-in-law, Gerald “Pete” Szczepanski. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at Corpus Christi Parish – Holy Trinity Church, 1000 S. Wenona St. Bay City, MI 48706. (Due to road construction on Wenona Street, please come to church on the North West side of church next to Kolb School.) Celebrating will be Rev. Fr. Robert Kelm.
Immediately following Mass, family and friends will travel in procession to St. Stanislaus Cemetery for Graveside Military Honors, Rite of Committal, and Interment. Visitation will take place at church, only, on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. State mandatory guidelines require all who attend visitation at the funeral home or church must wear a face covering at all times while inside and respect social distancing as well. In Lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to the “Alzheimer’s Association”. For online condolences please visit, www.SquiresFuneralHome.com