Gerald Eugene Bemis- age 71 of Farwell passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019 in Midland.
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CROSSING THE BAR
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea
But such a tide as moving seems asleep
Too full for sound and foam
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.
Alfred Lord Tennyson [1889; publ. 1889]
Gerald was born to parents Robert and Myra (Fisher) Bemis In Mt. Clemens, Michigan on June 13, 1948. Gerald attended Kimball High School in Royal Oak where he lettered in football, was part of a 9-0 Southeastern Michigan Association Championship team his senior year, and went on to graduate in 1966. Gerald became a master electrician and as such he also played an active role in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) local 275. On December 19, 1987 Gerald married Luana Kay Lucas at the Gilmore Church of Christ in Farwell. Gerald enjoyed hunting and fishing. He will be remembered as always having a great sense of humor.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Luana Kay Bemis; children: Yolanda “Andi” Kelly and husband Scott of Denver, Colorado, Wendy Bemis Woodhouse of Waterford, Michigan, Donald Schuster of Farwell, Holly Bemis Gray of Florida, Michelle Schuster and husband Tracy of Ithica, Michigan, and Robert Bemis of Pontiac, Michigan; 20 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; brothers: Ron Bemis and wife Linda, Dennis Bemis and wife Nancy, Douglas Bemis and wife Tammy, all of Clarkston, Michigan; and one sister, Susan Drubreuil and husband Jeff of Port Huron.
Gerald was preceded in death by one son, Gerald Steven Bemis, one grandchild, Lukas Gendill, and a brother, Robert Joseph Bemis.
According to Gerald’s wishes, a cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the VFW Post #5738 located at 145 Wilcox Pkwy, Clare, MI 48617. A luncheon will immediately follow the service. Memories and condolences to Gerald’s family may be shared online at www.CampbellStocking.com.