Jerry Dale Garard, age 83 of Lake City, MI, passed away Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at his home.
Jerry was born September 22, 1934, in Vermillion County, Indiana to Arthur and Dorothy (Ingam) Garard.
He married the former Marlene Ann Ford December 16, 1953, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.
Jerry proudly served in the US Navy Sea Bees during the Vietnam War. He retired and became a self-employed mechanic, welder and fabricator. He enjoyed camping and spending time with his grandchildren.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marlene; children, Teresa Garard, Keith (Carol) Garard, David (fiancé Lori) Garard, Melinda Herbert, Mark (Dana) Garard, Nila (Carl) Clark; brother, Ronald K. Garard; sister, Patricia Sue Lindskoog; 11 grandchildren, Darlene Cook, Michelle Craft, Melanie Berger, Eric Garard, Courtney Garard, Matthew Garard, Megan Lueken, Cody Herbert, Clay Clark, Morgan Clark, and Noah Clark; 1 step grandchild, Kadie Abbott and 4 step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Dorothy.
Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at the Jacksonburg Christian Church with Reverend Stan Eastman officiating.
Memorial tributes may be directed to the Jacksonburg Christian Church, 1640 N. Jacksonburg Rd., Cambridge City, Indiana 47327.
An online obituary may be viewed and condolences offered by visiting www.youngfuneral.com