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Gerald Allen Nester



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Cascade Christian Church Memorial Fund

2829 Thornapple River Dr SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Gerald Allen Nester, age 73, of Lowell and formerly of Cascade, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, April 11, 2019. He valiantly fought Parkinson’s disease and many other health issues. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, John and Nellie Nester; sister, Carol Nester; brothers, Melvin Nester and Gordon (Bud) Nester; and brother-in-law, Larry Cahoon. He will be lovingly missed by his wife Shirley (Rickert-Weeks) Nester; his daughter, Gina (Randy) Anderson; stepchildren, Vicki (Mark) Soyka, Jodi (Bill) Schaefer, Kurt Weeks, Tom Mercer and Kathy (Lance) Kingma; sister, Marion Hower; Gina’s mother, Katherine Nester; brothers, John (Ronda) Nester and Norman (Ula) Nester; sisters-in-law, Lois Nester and Marilyn Cahoon; grandchildren, Brendan, Kamario, Cierra and Alissa; as well as many step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. Gerald was a handyman carpenter for 20+ years and then worked for the Forest Hills Public Schools at Meadowbrook and then at Central Woodlands Schools doing custodial work. He loved motorcycle riding, hunting and time spent with family, friends and his church, Cascade Christian Church. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 16th, from 4-7 PM, at Cascade Christian Church Chapel on Orange St. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 17th at 10 AM at Cascade Christian Church, 2829 Thornapple River Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 17th, at 11 AM at Cascade Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Cascade Christian Church Memorial Fund, 2829 Thornapple River Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.





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9 Responses

  1. My deepest sympathy to Gerald’s family. He will be missed at New Beginnings.

  2. To Jerry’s Family: I am so surprised to read of Jerry’s passing. More so because a couple days ago I dreamed of Golf School & Jerry was there –fresh faced & smiling.
    My heart goes out to all of you in this sad time. Remember the good times.
    I also see he belongs to the same church as my son John. It’s a great church family. Sending you all Love & Sympathy.

    Darva Oberhofer Boot

  3. So sorry to hear that my ole’ Goff School Buddy has passed away. He has always been so friendly and enjoyed seeing him a few years ago at the Goff School Reunion. We send our heartfelt sympathy to his family for their loss. Rest in Peace Jerry

  4. my sincere sympathy to the family of our friend in Christ Jesus .

  5. So very sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. Prayers for Shirley and the entire family. May God Bless you All in Jesus name. Love you

  6. Sorry about Gerald passing. Our prays are with you & the family. He was a good friend & was glad to know him & the family.

  7. To Shirley, So sorry to read of Gerald’s passing, It’s been years but always enjoyed our days at Burley, Your in my thoughts and prayers

  8. Shirley, We were so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May he R.I.P.

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