Gerald A. Gagnon, Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at Covenant HealthCare - Harrison. Age 77 years.  Gerald was born on June 7, 1932 in Saginaw to the late Lawrence and Stella (Mankowski) Kenny.  He was married to Loretta Rant on October 5, 1957 in Saginaw.  She survives him. Besides his wife, Gerald leaves to cherish his memory three children; Steve (Theresa) Gagnon of Saginaw, Beth (Mike) LeBlanc of Saginaw, and Deanie (Tom) Schwannecke of Traverse City: seven grandchildren; John and Brandon LeBlanc, Garrett and Kelsey Gagnon, T.J., Tanner and Tobin Schwannecke: one step-brother, Michael Kenny of Vanderbelt.  Gerald was preceded in death by one sister, Yvonne Jarlock. Gerald's Funeral Liturgy will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at St. Helen Catholic Church, 2445 N. Charles Street.  Rev. Emmett L. Marceau will officiate.  Following Gerald's wishes cremation will follow.  Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter (off State), on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Vigil Service for Gerald will take place at the funeral home at 7:00 p.m.  Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral liturgy.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Helen Catholic Church or the charity of their choice.  Please share your thoughts and memories with Gerald's family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com