Gerald “Jerry” Macki

CRYSTAL FALLS – Gerald “Jerry” Macki, 74, of Crystal Falls, passed away on Nov. 26, 2013, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.

Jerry was born on May 27, 1939, in Iron Mountain, son of the late Eino and Eva Macki. He was raised in this area and was a 1957 graduate of Iron Mountain High School. Immediately after graduation he joined the United States Navy and served overseas for four years. Jerry was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1961. After returning from his military service, he went to work for Harris Bank in Chicago. He worked in various areas of banking for Harris until his retirement in 1992. After his retirement, Jerry moved back to Crystal Falls.

He loved professional sports and was an avid sports fan (Lions,Tigers and Cubs). Jerry was a member of the Sagola Township Sportsmans Club and loved to hunt and fish.

He is survived by his children, Mary (Frank) Gasparetti of Dyer, Ind., Karen (Mike) Phillips of New Lenox, Ill., and Mike (Deborah) Macki of St. John, Ind.; grandchildren, Frankie and Nick Gasparetti, Michael and Scott Phillips, Joshua and Kaitlyn Macki.

Jerry was preceded in death by a sister, Mariann Macki; and a brother, David Macki.

A gathering in his memory with family and friends will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Ace of Clubs in Sagola.

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The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the arrangements.