Gerald Dean West

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Gerald Dean West, age 68, of New Hampton, died on Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Gerald “Jerry” Dean West was born on May 11, 1943 to Wilbert and Pauline (Farrow) West in Benton Harbor, MI. Jerry attended school in Benton Harbor and graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1959. He then enlisted in the US Army serving in the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge Jerry worked in manufacturing. While working, he also earned his Associates Degree of Applied Science from Southwestern Michigan College in Dowagiac, MI. He continued to work in manufacturing where he met and married Sally Logue on July 9th, 1992 in Effingham, IL. The couple then moved to New Hampton where they have lived ever since. Jerry enjoyed spending time with his wife and family, fishing, hunting, watching television and playing computer games. Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Sally of New Hampton; his children, Tina (Tony) Shattuck, Julie (Ron) Hicks both of Marcellus, MI, Jerry (Deena) West of Burr Oak, MI, Penny West and Todd (Gail) West both of Niles, MI; his step-children, Joe (Boni) Logue of New Hampton, John Logue of Springfield, MO, George Logue of Elma, IA and Joyce (Jason) Meyerhoff of New Hampton; his 21 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and his siblings, Donald, Vesta, Loretta, Betty, Charlene, Bob, David and Kenny. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Wilbert and LeRoy; his sister, Rosemary; his brother-in-law, Joe Baker; his son-in-law, John Buttler and his father and mother-in-law, Harold and Betty Powers. Cemetery: Burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family. There will be a prayer service at 6:00pm

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  1. Joyce, Jason & the rest of the Logue & West family- We send our deepest sympathy to you and your families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this very sad time. God Bless you all.

  2. Sally, I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Words cannot express the saddness I feel for you. Toby and I will keep you and your family in our prayers. Cherish all your memories and keep them close to your heart to cherish forever. Remember the Lord is with you today and always to support you during this difficult time.

    Prayers, Toby and Bonnie

  3. Sally, I am so sorry to learn of this. Jerry was a good neighbor and friend. If there is anything the Boos’ family can help you out with do not hesitate. Sympathies go out to you and the family.

  4. So sorry Sally to hear about your husband. You were a great wife to him, you alway talk so highly of him in our conversation to and from work, May God watch over you at this sad time. Vickey Kobliska

  5. I was very sad to hear of Jerry’s death when I returned to work today. I worked with Jerry for several years at TriMark and have thought of him often since his departure from here. I didn’t know he was still in New Hampton.


  6. My deepest sympathies to the entire West family. Jerry was a great friend and co-worker. He will be missed. I had the honor of working with him at Progress/Atek in New Hampton. I would see him uptown in a store and we always talked; he was a great person. All my thoughts and prayers are with you now.

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God bless you all and work his wonders during this difficult time. My heart breaks for you Sally.

  8. Our sympathies to all of you. Jerry was one of the most kind, caring, giving people I knew. Our hearts goes out to you. With sincere prayers,

    Joel, Kandi & Marli Rollefson

  9. Dear Sally, I am so saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. I know that your heart and the hearts of his children are breaking. Just know that my thoughts and prayers and many, many others are with you through this difficult, life changing time. I also know how very strong you are, but this time, let others hold you up a little bit. I cannot come tonight because I’m doing emergency daycare for my littlest grandson, but I’ll be sending a card and hoping to see and talk to you soon. Love and prayers, Helen H.

  10. Sally, I am sorry to hear of your loss. May the love of your friends and family give you strength to help you through this difficult time.

  11. Dear Sally, Joe, John, George, and Joyce,

    I am sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my prayers!
    God Bless You.

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