Gerald E. Aspinwall

PEARL CITY – Gerald Edgar Aspinwall, 77, of Pearl City, passed away Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, surrounded by his family, and Tiger, his beloved dog, while watching “Gunsmoke.”

Gerald was born June 9, 1940, in Freeport, to Kermit and Leona (Peck) Aspinwall. Gerald married Linda DeSutter on Feb 3, 1968, on the family farm in Freeport; they were married 49 years. Gerald hauled milk and gasoline in the Pearl City area, was a longtime mechanic at Meyer’s Ford in Freeport, and retired in 2006 from Iroquois Foundry in Browntown, Wisconsin. Gerald enjoyed boating on the Mississippi River teaching his daughters to waterski, and spending time with his two grandsons, Christopher and Kyle Aspinwall, his granddaughter, Tanya (Mike) Truman and their two sons, Tyler and Trae, as well as his three neighbor girls Shyanna, Laney, and Charlee (Adam and Heidi) Ditzler.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Linda; his daughters, Lindy Aspinwall and Dena (Joe) Blakely; sister, Sharon (Stan) Johnson; his grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were both of his parents, Kermit and Leona Aspinwall; and his brother, Russell and his wife, Janet, Aspinwall.

Gerald requested that his remains be donated for medical research.There will be no funeral services, but there will be a celebration of life at 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at Slurp and Burp in Loran.

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