Jerry R. Vatter, 76 of Vanderbilt, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey.
Jerry was born on July 28, 1941 and had been a Vanderbilt resident for more than 40 years. For the last several years he enjoyed spending winters in Arkansas.
He worked for many years in construction and as a truck driver. Well known around his neighborhood, Jerry was a hard worker, the handyman that everyone could go to for help. He enjoyed collecting car and tractor parts the many projects that were always on his list. He was a dog lover and he enjoyed traveling.
Jerry is survived by a son, Jerry Vatter Jr. of Novi; grandchildren, Kaige, Cody, Travis, Amber, April and Gail; four great grandchildren; sisters, Beatrize Meyers and Janet Reede; a brother, Jack Vatter; and his beloved dog, Rinni. He was preceded in death by daughters, Kelly Hooker and Cathy Vatter and sisters Mary Navarre and Marian Biltz.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, March 9, 2018 at Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service where the family will visit with friends beginning at 12:00 noon. Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Otsego County Animal Shelter.
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