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408 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 0866
Farwell, MI 48622
Phone: 989-588-4541
Fax: 989-588-6084
Gerald Bemis

Gerald Eugene Bemis

Sunday, June 13th, 1948 - Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Gerald Eugene Bemis- age 71 of Farwell passed away on Monday, November 4, 2019 in Midland.


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
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, January 25th, 2020 1:00pm
    VFW Post # 5738
    145 Wilcox Pkwy.
    CLARE, MI 48617
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    A luncheon will immediately follow the service.
  • Reception

    VFW Post #5738- Clare
    145 Wilcox Parkway
    CLARE, MI 48617
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Tammy Lindley

Posted at 06:56pm
Miss you Butch!

Tammy Lindley

Posted at 06:44pm
One of my favorite memories of Butch.....Me and Steve decided to surprise Dad one day. We lived out of state, so it was gonna be a really big surprise! I said "But what if he's not there?" Steve says "Oh he'll be there or at the lake or close by" So we drive up and Kay and Butch are not home. So we drive to the lake to wait and show up at their house and lo and behold, they show up at the lake. 3 things I remember about that day. 1. How did Steve know they would be at the lake? 2. Kay's face when she recognized we were there. 3. Butch's excitement. Butch said, "2 times in one year" He was so excited to see Steve and I was so happy to see those guys! That wasn't the last memory of Butch. After Steve died, we talked on the phone and I could tell he was hurting, but he had that way of making you feel at ease. His laughter was as infectious and Steve's. My heart goes out to Kay and the kids. I miss him too.

Tammy Lindley

Posted at 06:30pm
One time me and Steve drove up to surprise Butch and Kay....."I said but what if they're not home?" Steve said "They'll be there or at the lake or come home soon." So we went up there unannounced and they weren't home, so we went to the lake behind the house and it was cold! We played around the lake a little and saw Butch's truck pull up. I remember two things from that day....1. How did Steve know they would come there? 2. The look on Kay's face when she recognized that it was us. My heart goes out.

Penny Rhein

Posted at 04:27pm
I will always smile when I think of Butch. He was an awesome guy with a big heart and great laugh. I remember our childhood days of l looking forward to seeing my Bemis cousins. Praying for Kay & kids, & my cousins- Ron, Denny, Doug,, Susan & family.
Penny ( McFeely) Rhein & Tom

Rockee Berlin

Posted at 01:38pm
Butch love to laugh. Bigger than life. Kay and Butch ..the cutest couple .
I appreciate the good memories. They were teaching me how to be an electrician.
The families used to gather long ago..The McFeely's and Bemis. I treasure those moments. My prayers and love to Kay and the family.

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