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John T. Kerr

January 23, 1925 — March 25, 2015

John T. Kerr, 90, of Greenbush, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Alpena Regional Medical Center. Born January 23, 1925 to Archibald and Mary (Irving) Kerr in Bay City, MI, he was raised there. John served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. On September 4, 1948, he married Elizabeth Weigle in Bay City, where they resided until moving to Greenbush in 1961. He worked as a Fuel Terminal Operator with Lakeshore Terminal from 1961 until 1993. John was a member of the Harrisville United Methodist Church, and a 50 year member of the Alcona Lodge #292 F. & A.M., where he was twice past master. He was a member of the Greenbush Volunteer Fire Department for 28 years, where he had served as secretary and treasurer. He was an avid bow hunter, and enjoyed fly fishing. John is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, one daughter, Lora (Alan) Shillair of Lincoln, two sons, Michael Kerr of Alpena and Patrick Kerr of Gurnee IL, four grandchildren, Andrew (Amber) Kerr, Adam (Terry) Kerr, Darrin (Megan) Shillair, and Kelly (Dave Johnson) Shillair, two step grandchildren, Mark (Patricia) Divney and Chris Divney, two step great grandchildren, Raymond and Brenden Divney, two sisters, Mary Catherine Novess of Flushing, and Annie Mae (Glynn) Silverthorn of Bay City, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Glenna Kerr and brother Bill Kerr. Visitation will be Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 11:00 A.M. until the Masonic Service at 12:30 P.M. immediately followed by the Memorial Service at the Harrisville United Methodist Church. Rev. Mary Soderholm will officiate. Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln. Memorial donations are suggested to the Alcona Lodge #292 F. & A.M. Scholarship Fund, the Harrisville United Methodist Church, or to Hospice of Michigan. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John T. Kerr, please visit our flower store.


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