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Jerry Edward Waterous

November 27, 1934 ~ October 27, 2020 (age 85)


Jerry Edward Waterous, age 85 of Grand Haven, MI, passed away peacefully in his home under the loving care of his family on October 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. He was born on November 27, 1934 in Laingsburg, MI to Edward and Josephine (Bloomfield) Waterous.

Jerry was a curious and playful child, open and accepting to whatever life had in store. Jerry was a loving husband, father, and caring grandfather, and was always ready with a smile and a story whenever friends and family stopped to visit.

A graduate of General Motors Institute, he was a lifelong employee as an engineer at Fisher Body/Oldsmobile in Lansing. He loved cars of all kinds, as well as football, and he never met a cookie he didn’t like. Jerry served in the Michigan Army National Guard for 9 years. He was also a talented artist and would often create cute folk art items for use at home. In retirement, Jerry was a loving and ridiculously indulgent caregiver for his grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by the love of his life, Alice Waterous of Grand Haven; and children, Jerome (Faith) Waterous of Beaverton, Natalie (Joe) Carmolli of Grand Haven, and Jane (David) Oliver of Appleton, WI; grandchildren, Terezia Waterous (Brandon Lucius), Ivy Carmolli, Gwendolyn Oliver, Eileen Carmolli, and Mallory Oliver. Jerry is also survived by his sister, Joanne Borst; sisters-in-law, Sally Osgood (Jeff Gonner) and Melody Osgood; and many dear nieces and nephews.

Jerry was preceded in death by parents, Josephine and Edward Waterous; sister, Laura Fell; and brothers-in-law, Leonard Osgood and Michael Osgood.

A private family graveside service will be held at Munger Cemetery, Eaton Rapids, with a memorial service scheduled for later date.

Those who wish to send a donation in Jerry’s memory may direct memorial contributions to Hospice of North Ottawa Community and/or visit the Jerry Waterous Memorial Facebook Group at:

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