Gerald “Jerry” Popejoy, 1925-2017

Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory is handling the arrangements for Gerald “Jerry” Popejoy, 91, of LaPorte, who died peacefully Sunday, September 24, 2017, at LaPorte Hospital.

He was born December 6, 1925, in Lockport, Indiana, to Paul and Jewel (Smith) Popejoy.

Jerry honorably served his country in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. He was an Automotive Salesman for Kar Products for 25 years, a member of The Presbyterian Church of LaPorte and a member of American Legion Post 83, LaPorte.

On August 12, 1949, in Holland, Michigan, he married Isla Ruth (Dozeman) Popejoy, who preceded him in death February 23, 2015.

Also preceding him in death were his parents and one son, Michael Scott Popejoy, who preceded him in death August 18, 2012.

Surviving are one daughter, Michelle Lynn (Greg) Gardner of LaPorte; five grandchildren, Sarah and Kylie Popejoy, Jennifer (Chris) Gardner-Lyden, Emily (Dan) Hersom and Jonathan Gardner; and seven great-grandchildren, Ruthie, Lucille, Carson, and Carley Lyden, Emma and Madelyn Hersom, and Olivia Popejoy Dugan.

A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, October 2, at Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, LaPorte. Visitation will be Monday from 3 p.m. until the service at the funeral home.

A private family burial will be held in Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; and/or the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090 in memory of Gerald “Jerry” Popejoy.

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2 Responses to “Gerald “Jerry” Popejoy, 1925-2017”

  1. Virginia Behenna

    Sep 26. 2017

    Dear Michelle and family,

    Michelle, Your parent’s left the best lasting memories for me! They were truly good people and great parents! They were always so kind.. to everyone! I will remember them and all that they were for ever!

    Deepest sympathy,
    Gin Behenna

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  2. Beverly & Scott Martinsen

    Oct 02. 2017

    To the family of Jerry Popejoy. The neighbor I always wished I had! He was so friendly and never turned anybody away if needed to talk. And I loved listening to him talk of his life and loved ones. He will be dearly missed! My deepest sympathy!

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