Mr. Gerald E. "Jerry" Hedrick, age 94, of Kalamazoo, MI died Saturday evening June 10, 2017. Jerry was born July 24, 1922 in Leaf River, Illinois a son of David and Stella (Motter) Hedrick. He graduated from the University of Illinois and served honorably with the U.S. Army during WWII. Jerry had been a Kalamazoo area resident most of his life and began his career as an accountant at the Upjohn Company for 5 years before joining Kalamazoo Public Schools as a business administrator and managed the district's finances for over 30 years. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church, Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO), Kiwanis Club of Kalamazoo, and the American Legion. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mildred K. Hedrick on May 1, 2017; an infant son, Allen G. Hedrick; a son, Gary J. Hedrick; a brother, Robert Hedrick; and a sister, Mary Sage. He is survived by 2 daughters, Carol (Dan) Dustin of Sturgis and Linda H. Fazio of Kalamazoo; 2 grandchildren, Gina (Justin) Fazio Terada of Chicago and Gary M. Fazio of Kalamazoo; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held 1 o'clock Thursday, June 22nd at the First United Methodist Church, 212 S. Park St. There will be no visitation. Private inurnment will take place in the church columbarium. Please visit Jerry's personalized webpage for online guestbook or to leave a condolence. Memorials may be directed to the Pretty Lake Camp, 9123 Q Ave., Mattawan, MI 49071. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St.