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Gery's Obituary

Muskegon, MI - Gery Blake Hammersley, age 56, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2012 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Gery was born on April 22, 1956 in Madison Wisconsin to Robert and June Hammersley.
He married Bonnie (Brewer) on October 21, 1989 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rio, Wisconsin. He lived in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin until 2009 when he moved to Muskegon, Michigan with his wife.
He worked at Madison Cutting Die for 24 years and at Krantz Electric, Verona for 8 years. Upon moving to Muskegon he worked for a short time with Alt Property Management. Gery was an active member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Muskegon. Gery enjoyed spending time on Lake Michigan beaches with his dogs Stella and Shirley.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, a sister Linda Bridwell, his mother-in-law Barbara Brewer, sister-in-laws Beth (Jon) Plast and Beverly (Thomas) Jacobson and brother-in-law Brian (Sandy) Brewer, his nephews; Jeff Bridwell, Joseph Bridwell, Steven Bridwell, Robert Plast, Alex Brewer, Brady Brewer, Chainey Brewer, nieces; Julia (Henry Hamer) Jacobson, Rachel Plast, Molly Brewer, Bailey Brewer, a great-nephew Kaiden Hamer and a special cousin Sharon Topp as well as Edie and Hammersley relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and June Hammersley.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, September 10, 2012 at Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison, Wisconsin with Rev. Dr. David J. Berggren, from Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie officiating. A visitation will be held at Cress on Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 4 pm -7pm and again an hour prior to the service on Monday. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. A memorial service will held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Muskegon, Michigan at a later date.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or Hospice. The family of Gery wishes to thank Physician Assistants' Jessica and Heidi of Mercy Health Partners Pain Clinic, and Pastor Karen from Our Saviors Lutheran for their persistence and compassion during his illness.

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Memories of Gery

Susie Hughes
Sep 11, 2012

Bonnie, my prayers are with you in this time of loss.
Susie Hughes

 
Cliff and Lila Smith
Sep 11, 2012

We wish to express our deepest sympathy to Gery's
Family. We were sorry to hear of his passing. He
was such a nice person and we know that he will
be missed by everyone who knew him.

 
Gina Hill
Sep 10, 2012

Bonnie:

I am so sorry for your loss.

 
Cheryl McClellan
Sep 10, 2012

I am blessed for knowing this wonderful man though it was only for a short time.

 
stan peterson
Sep 9, 2012

Bonnie. i am deeply sad to see that Gery has passed away.Many people cross our path as we go through life,some leave us with a more lasting impression Gery was one of those.The time we had together were some of the fun and happiest time's i had in my life his sense of humor and laugh and smile were unparalleled the memories i have i count as a gift. Rest in peace you great friend.to Bonnie and Gery and all their family and friend's may the lord hold you in the hollow of his hand

 
Mary Jo (Steger)Johnsrude
Sep 9, 2012

May Gery rest in Peace and may God's love be wrapped around you at this time of sorrow. Gery was a Great, fun teddy bear of a kid in grade school and even today when I heard the sad news of his struggle with cancer and his passing, I can smile at the memory of that young boy!

 
Debra Colombrita
Sep 9, 2012

Bonnie. Our Deepest Sympathy to you. Sending prayers. May God give you the strength, courage, peace, faith and comfort you need during this difficult time. God Bless You.
Our family will continue to pray for you. One Day At A Time. Debra and Frank Colombrita. Sheila, Jeremy and Emma Baumann. Brenda, Jason, Lily and Isabella Danielson.

 
Mike Eastman
Sep 8, 2012

See my previous entry.

 
Mike Eastman
Sep 8, 2012

Gery was suck a gregarious individual. Gery moved to Prairie du Chien WI and attended St. Gabriel's Catholic Elementary School. Gery was a good friend and a wonderful humorist. We had great times together and then he moved away before high school. I met Bonnie when Gery attended our 8th grade reunion that was planned during the weekend of a high school reunion.It was a great memory for me and my wife Sharon.I tried to re-connect with Gery and Bonnie several years ago when I discovered they were living in Sun Prairie Wi, but it was not to be. Bonnie and Gery moved to Muskegon shortly after. Gery was a great guy and such a happy person. I will forever be sad that I could not reconnect. But my memories of him are fond and funny. My deepest condolences to all in your family for your great loss.

 
Dave & Patti Parnin
Sep 8, 2012

Bonnie, we are both so sorry for your unspeakable loss. We hope you sense God's presence in a very real way. We live with the hope of a grand reunion. We look forward to seeing you again.

 
Julia and Brian Rupp
Sep 8, 2012

Words are inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Gery's death. We are here to support you in anyway we can.

 
Marge and lew Collins
Sep 8, 2012

Bonnie,our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

 
Judy Kell
Sep 8, 2012

Bonnie: I am sorry for your loss. I know that Gery was the light of your life. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and if there is anything that I can do, please let me know

 
Catherine Olson
Sep 8, 2012

Dearest Bonnie,my memory of Ike and Tina will always be a classic! Im so glad he got to enjoy that picture I sent! I know how close you were and my heart feels for you &your family. He's suffering no more and at peace now. Ly dear

 
Alan Jager
Sep 7, 2012

Bonnie: We wish to express our deepest condolences to you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Alan and Tammy Jager

 
Debbie Groeneveld
Sep 7, 2012

Bonnie: So sorry for your loss of Gery. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 
Lisa Chalko
Sep 7, 2012

Bonnie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Gery for long, but he certainly has made a lasting impression on me. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 
Kay Cummings
Sep 7, 2012

Bonnie,
I am so sorry to hear of Gery's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Your faith will be your rock; hang on to it!

 
Debbie Briggs
Sep 7, 2012

Bonnie: Thinking of you at this difficult time and I am deeply sorry for your loss. Sending love & hugs.

 
Scott Mac Naughton
Sep 7, 2012

We were best friends for 40 years. Nothing else needs to be said. Miss ya & love ya. Be at peace.

 
Sue & Dale Bambrough
Sep 7, 2012

From the little boy who lived one block over during our childhood to the adult man who always greeted me with a huge smile and a hug ... my memories are long and run deep. Dale met Gery shortly after we were married and we enjoyed our many visits to the Comedy Store together and all other times we shared time together. Bonnie, our hearts go out to you and all family members at this time. Know that Gery made an indelible impression on our hearts; one that can never be erased. We pray that you can take some solace in the fact that Gery is now without pain and in Heaven with God. You will be in our hearts and thoughts ... always.
With Love, Sue & Dale

 
Cindy and Nick Kuenzli
Sep 7, 2012

Bonnie you and your family are in our thoughts and prayer. So sorry for your loss.

 

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