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Jerome Alphonse "Jerry" Kusnier

June 25, 1946 — August 11, 2023

Elsie

 

     Jerome Alphonse “Jerry” Kusnier, age 77, of Elsie, MI, passed away on Friday, August 11, 2023, at his sister's Mary Jane's home.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Cyril's Catholic Church, Bannister, MI, at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, August 14, 2023, with Rev. Fr. Michael Kuchar presiding. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Elsie, Michigan. Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 13, 2023, from 2-8 p.m. Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie, Michigan. Rosary will be prayed 7:00 P.M. on Sunday evening at the funeral home.

     Jerry was born in Owosso, Michigan on June 25, 1946, the son of John Joseph and Anna M. (Caudy) Kusnier. He graduated from Elsie High School with the class of 1964. Jerry served his country in the U.S. Army and he was stationed in Panama Canal Zone.

     Jerry enjoyed farming, woodworking, fishing, gardening, and going to breakfast on Thursday morning (he called this his therapy.)  He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus and a lifelong member of St. Cyril's Catholic Church. He had a servant’s heart and was there for anyone who needed him. Spending time with his family was very important to him.

     He is survived by his sisters: Margaret Ann and Jerry Horak of Elsie, MI; Mary Jane Holmes of Elsie, MI; Anna Marie and Chris Anderson of Portage, MI; his brothers: John and Diane Kusnier of Elsie, MI;  Robert Kusnier of Owosso, MI; Richard and Carol Kusnier of Elsie, MI. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Joseph Kusnier.

     The family would like to thank Elara Caring Hospice Nurse Cortney, Emily, and staff. 

     Memorials may be made to K of C 13449, 517 East Main Street Bannister, Michigan, 48807. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com   The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, August 13, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie

221 E. Main Street, Elsie, MI 48831

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Rosary

Sunday, August 13, 2023

Starts at 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie

221 E. Main Street, Elsie, MI 48831

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, August 14, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Eastern time)

St. Cyril's Catholic Church

517 E Main St, Bannister, MI 48807

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Burial

Monday, August 14, 2023

Riverside Cemetery

Upton Rd, Elsie, MI 48831

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