Gerald Edward Wirgau, 88, of Glennie passed away Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at his home with family by his side.
Gerald was born October 13, 1930 in Rogers City to the late Theodore and Harriet (Ostrander) Wirgau. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1949 proudly serving until his honorable discharge in 1952. Gerald was a machinist in California working with the United States government for Lockeed Martin Aircraft Company. After he retired in 1989, he moved to the Glennie area to enjoy woodworking, hunting, but mainly fishing the AuSable River. He was a member of the American Legion.
Gerald is survived by his loving wife, Shirley whom he married February 26, 2005 in Hale; stepchildren, William Inman, Theressa Schlink, Pamela Dowis and Rodney Inman; four grandsons; four great-grandsons; a great-granddaughter; two great-great-granddaughters; sisters, Eleanor Hartman and Jo Telgeski; a brother Glen Paull; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma; three sister; and two brothers.
Visitation for Gerald took place from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, and 10-11 a.m. today (Thursday, April 25) at Buresh Funeral Home, 121 S. Washington, Hale, Michigan 48739. Funeral ceremony will follow Thursday at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with military honors. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Cemetery in Oscoda Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m.
Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.