Milton G. Duell

March 08, 1924 - October 15, 2011 

Milton G. Duell

March 08, 1924 - October 15, 2011 

Obituary for Milton G. Duell

Milton G. "Jerry" Duell passed away on October 15, 2011 at home in Ionia. He was born on March 8, 1924 in Hastings, MI to Hollis P. and Pauline (Gazella) Duell. Jerry graduated from Ss. Peter and Paul School in 1942. He entered th U.S. Navy out of High School from 1942-1948. Jerry worked for the Dept. of Mental Health-Ionia State Hospital until his retirement in 1983. Jerry enjoyed fishing and hunting out west during the 1950's - 1970's. Lately he enjoyed his time with friends at the local coffee shops. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Marjorie; son, Mathew; his parents; brothers, Hollis, Jr. and Raymond; sisters Navine and Monica. Jerry is survived by his 5 children Kathy (Terry) Donavon, Tony (Ruth Ann) Wawigrnia, Randy (Tracy) Duell, Jeff (Tammy) Duell, and Kellie (Jack) Jeppesen; 20 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother, Robert (Joyce) Duell; sister Maxine Page. The Mass of Chrisitan Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Thomas Boufford at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Rite of Committal will be at a later date in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Tueday at the Lehman Funeral Homes, 220 Rich St., Ionia. The rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ss. Peter and Paul Scholarship Fund in memory of Jerry. Online condolences msy be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.

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