EVART — Gerald Edward Kinney of Evart Township passed away peacefully with his wife at his side on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Altercare of Big Rapids. He was 72.
Gerald was born May 14, 1946 in Evart to Frederick and Retha (Hill) Kinney. Mr. Kinney worked at Evart Products starting in 1977 and retiring in 2008 after holding a variety of positions. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. He loved his family and friends to the end of his days and after.
Mr. Kinney is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Kinney; his sisters, Alice Hillard and Rosalee Ripley; his brothers, J.D. Kinney and Fredrick Kinney; several nieces and nephews that he cared for very much; and many good friends.
A Celebration of Life honoring Gerald Edward Kinney will be held 5 p.m. Friday, September 14, at the First Baptist Church in Evart with Pastor Ryan Beilfuss officiating. A funeral dinner will follow services. Gerald will be laid to rest next to his mother in Forest Hill Cemetery, Evart, Michigan.