Age 75, passed away at home on March 23, 2018. He was born in Kalamazoo, MI the son of the late Merriell and Ivan (Hunt) Krohn. Gerald was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed. He was a loyal U of M fan who loved all things Maze and Blue! He enjoyed staying active and having fun. He took many cruises, liked to play Keno, bowling and was a softball umpire for many years. Gerald was a hard worker who retired from Graphic Packaging after 41 years of service. Gerald also loved animals, especially his faithful basset hounds. His warm smile, sense of humor and loving nature will be missed by all who knew him. On September 28, 1973, he married the love of his life, Sharon (Homan) Krohn who survives. He is also survived by six children, Mark, Rick, Robert, Tim (Amanda) Krohn, Ron (Carmen) Valkema, Jodi (David Thomas) Newell; twenty-five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; in-laws, Barb Krohn, Brenda (Craig) Harrington, Luann (Dee) Bigelow Lee (Debra) Homan; many other relatives and friends. Gerald was also preceded in passing by his step-father, Leo VanAvery, brothers, Robert, Don, Ken and Rich Krohn; a sister, Marilyn Reynolds. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday March 26, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, beginning at 11:00 AM. Interment at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA, c/o the funeral home. Family and friends may share a condolence message online at www.joldersma-klein.com.