Sgt Gerard Clement Lautner

Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA
Death 16 Feb 2006 (aged 63)
Big Rapids, Mecosta County, Michigan, USA
Burial Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 67310472 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Gerard C. Lautner
Died February 17, 2006
TRAVERSE CITY - Gerard C. "Good Old Jerry" Lautner, 63, of Traverse City, died unexpectedly from natural causes Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, in Big Rapids.
Born Oct. 6, 1942, in Mineral Wells, Texas, he was the son of Ralph Joseph and Mary Elizabeth (Emerson) Lautner. On Dec. 28, 1968, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City, he married the former Anne Mlsna.
A veteran, Jerry faithfully served his country during the Cuban Missile Crisis with the United States Marine Corps.
Jerry loved his family and took special pride in playing with his grandchildren. He spent his time playing bridge, reading novels and watching television.
He is survived by his family; wife of 38 years, Anne Cecile Lautner of Traverse City; children, Chad Lautner of Traverse City, Kimberlee (Jim) Hillock of DeWitt, and Lisa (Tom) Vorce of Leland, N.C.; mother, Mary E. Lautner of Traverse City; grandchildren, Christopher, Michael, Troy and Erin, all of DeWitt, Madison Vorce of Leland, N.C., and a grandson expected to arrive in May; siblings, Sharon (Alan) Buell of Kingsley, Dennis (Ann) Lautner of Traverse City, Bethalee Alpers of Traverse City and Bruce (Deborah) Lautner of Traverse City; and many nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Joseph Lautner, who died on Jan. 6, 2006.
Friends may call on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, where a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. The Lautner family will also receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service Wednesday.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Feb. 22, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, with Rev. James Hayden serving as celebrant. Military Honors will follow, under the auspices of the V.F.W. Cherryland Post #2780. Burial will take place at a later date in Oakwood Catholic Diocesan Cemetery.
In remembrance of Jerry, memorials may be directed to the Jerry Lautner Family. Envelopes may be obtained either at the funeral home or church.
Kindly share your memories with the family on their online guest book at .

U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006
Name: Gerard Clement Lautner
Birth Date: 6 Oct 1942
Death Date: 16 Feb 2006
Cemetery: Oakwood Catholic Cemetery
Cemetery Address: 1720 Hannah Ave Traverse City, MI 49686

Family Members

Sponsored by Ancestry



  • Created by: Jean Quentmeyer
  • Added: 22 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67310472
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Gerard Clement Lautner (6 Oct 1942–16 Feb 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67310472, citing Oakwood Catholic Cemetery, Traverse City, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Jean Quentmeyer (contributor 46589738) .