Jerome “Jerry” Coger, age 65, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.
He was born December 11, 1952, in Flint, Michigan, to Coval “Roy” and Grace (Malfa) Coger. He attended Mancelona High School and went on to serve in the U.S. Army. He worked the early part of his career in the oil field industry, but was most dedicated to his life of faith and community service. Jerry was passionate in his work at the Otsego County Food Pantry to help people, but also to encourage others to get involved. Many of you who knew Jerry experienced his kind heart, quick wit, and most definitely a laugh.
Jerry is survived by his partner Nancy Milbocker; daughter Christina; son David (Carolyn); grandchildren Annika and Kira; brothers Daniel, Patrick (Sharon), Michael (Nancy), Thomas (Roxy), and Brian (Miki); sisters Karen, Marti (Don), and Michelle; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, wife Tricia, brothers Jim, and Al, and sister-in-law Barbara.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday (Nov 16) at St. Mary Cathedral at 11:00 am. Family will greet friends beginning at 10:00 am. A celebration of Jerry, to laugh, grieve, and provide fellowship to one another will follow in the cathedral hall.
In lieu of flowers, please consider volunteering your time or making a financial contribution to the Otsego Community Food Pantry.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.