Gerald Bierlein

Birth: October 14th, 1935
Death: July 4th, 2018
Age: 82 years

Gerald C. Bierlein

Frankenmuth, Michigan



Gerald C. Bierlein, age 82 of Frankenmuth, passed away on July 4, 2018.  He was born on October 14, 1935, in Frankenmuth, to the late Ewald and Lorna (Enser) Bierlein.  On October 20, 1956, he married Frances Oldenburg, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Frankentrost, she survives him.  Gerald was a lifetime member of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, serving on various boards and committees. He retired from Ryder Truck Rental in 1997.  He was a member of the Michigan Trucking Association for many years.  His hobbies included camping, fishing, and hunting, but his greatest joy was his family.



Surviving besides his wife Fran, are his son Ricky and Ellen Bierlein, daughter Sue and Bernie Taylor, and daughter-in-law Maria Bierlein.  Grandchildren Christopher and Heather Bierlein, Melissa and Kenny Kern, Josh and Kayla Taylor, Jennifer Taylor and fiance’ Jeremy VonFintel, Elizabeth Pollick, and Tony and Tammy Pollick.  Seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild, brother Fred and Cindy Bierlein, and sister Lois Pruitt.  


Gerald was preceded in death by a son Darwin, and a brother-in-law Bill Pruitt.


Funeral services will take place on Monday, July 9, 2018 at 10:15 a.m. at Cederberg Funeral Home of Frankenmuth, 590 N. Franklin St. and 11:00 a.m. at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church.  Rev. Mark Brandt will officiate with burial between services in St. Lorenz Lutheran Cemetery.  Gerald’s family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Lorenz Church or the donor’s favorite charity.

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