Tolles, Gerald W., Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncles and friend went home to be with the Lord, July 19, 2010, at his home, surrounded by his family. Age 70 years. The son of the late Larry and June (Schultz) Tolles was born September 1, 1939 in Saginaw. He married Jackie A. (Ayers) Sawatzke, August 23, 1997. She survives him. He retired from General Motors in 1995 (and worked under contract for five years for Technical Business Systems till 2000) with forty years of service. He was a member of Midland Baptist Church. He was an avid golfer, loved to travel with his wife; NASCAR, working in his yard and most of all his family and grandchildren. He loved playing with the beloved dog, Missy, who was always by his side. Surviving besides his wife, Jackie, are two daughters, Rebecca Coughran; Patricia Schomaker; his grandchildren, Adam, Alex, Austin, Luke, Amber, Noah and Heather; eight great grandchildren; two sisters a brother and their spouses, Mary and Charles Jackson; Linda and Randy Merry; Richard and Barb Tolles; many nieces and nephews, including his special niece, Trini Frances. He was also predeceased by a son-in-law, Dave Schomaker. The funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Midland Baptist Church, 5009 Jefferson Ave. Midland, MI. Pastor James Payne will officiate with cremation to follow. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, from 2:00-5:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday and then at the Church from 10:00 a.m. Thursday until the time of the funeral service. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Midland Baptist Church. Mr. Tolles’ family wish to give a special thank you to Pastor Payne, our church family, Heartland Hospice and John and Margaret Cuthbertson for their care, support, prayers and concern that each gave.