Gerald L. Temple Jr.

REPUBLIC, MI. – Gerald L. Temple Jr., age 45 of 277 Pine St. Republic passed away Friday, May 30, 2014 at his home.

Gerald was born October 27, 1968 in Pleasant Ridge, MI to Gerald & Elaine (Nordstrom) Temple. Jerry graduated from Harrison High School in Farmington Hills and attended Michigan State University. In his youth he enjoyed playing hockey and more recently he enjoyed skiing and kayaking.

Jerry favorite hobby was woodworking.

Jerry is survived by his parents Jerry & Elaine Temple of Ocala, FL and summer residents of Republic, 3 sisters: Karen (Martin) Czinder of Holton, MI, Debbie (James) Dimitris of Broadview Heights, OH, Beth (Charles) Powell of Hazel Park, MI, 2 brothers: Duane (Gaylene) Temple of Australia and David (Debbie) Temple of Red Hook, NY, along with nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Jerry’s family will greet relatives and friends from 2:00-3:00pm on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home in Ishpeming where a memorial service will be held at 3:00pm with Rev. Terri Branstrom officiating.

Jerry’s obituary may be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie .com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.