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Gerald Sears

March 29, 1925 ~ January 30, 2022 (age 96)


Gerald Sears, 96, of rural Adair passed away at 11:40 a.m. Sunday, January 30, 2022 at the home of his grandson.
He was born on March 29, 1925 in Eldorado Township, McDonough County to Harold and Flora Pennington Sears. He married Vera Reedy in 1944. She passed away on February 1, 2022. Gerald and Vera spent their whole lives together.
Surviving are a son, Lyle (Connie) Sears of Adair; daughter-in-law, Dot Sears-Boyd; grandchildren Dean (Schuyler) Sears, David(Laura) Sears, Samantha (Thom) Schroer, Jara Ausbury, Jay (Chris) Sears, Jerry (Megan) Sears, Donnie (Sue) Sears, Michelle (Mike) Carry and Roger (Lindsey) Sears; 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents two sons, Jerry Sears and Rodney Sears and one great-grandchild.
Gerald who’s nickname was “The Chief” was a prankster. There was nothing he loved more than to pull a harmless prank on a unsuspecting individual just to see their response. He was a storyteller, just ask anyone that crossed his path. Occasionally, he would go to a carnival and entertain some spectators in the boxing ring.
He owned and operated Sears Sawmill. For 60+ years he transported the sawmill to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa for the Old Threshers Reunion.
He enjoyed fishing, racoon hunting, and watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 12, 2022 the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Mike Ulmer officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2022 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Chockley Cemetery East of Industry.
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