Passed away at age 72, Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital. He was born April 21, 1945 in Detroit, MI the son of Chester and Laverne (Metteri) Gerisch.
He had lived in the area for the past 48 years and worked as a teacher and administrator in the Webberville School District for the past 28 years. He loved U of M football, music, fishing, gardening, and lake life. He was also a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Chelsea.
June 28, 1968 he married Carol Ann Laska in Detroit, and she survives. Also surviving are his son Aaron (Meghan) Gerisch of Stockbridge, two grandchildren Ayla and Khyla, three siblings: Susan Medley of Allen Park, Nancy (Mark) Rogozinski of Gregory, and Jonathan (Lisa) Gersich of Ann Arbor; a brother-in-law Charlie Markey of Ft. Pierce, FL; also numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his brother David Gerisch, sister Beth Ann Markey, and brother-in-law Royce Medley.
Funeral Services will take place Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 2pm from the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Huron Valley, U of M football, or the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.