2017-09-10 / Obituaries


GERALD J. KOVIACK, of Oakley, 77, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Gerald was born in Burt on July 24, 1940, the son of John and Victoria (Kobanowski) Koviack. Gerald graduated from Chesaning High School in the Class of 1958. He was veteran of the U.S. Army, having served from 1958 to 1960. He married Julie A. Agnew at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Chesaning on August 4, 1962. Gerald retired from General Motors as a millwright supervisor. He worked 34 years at Fisher Body and eight years at Buick City. He was a long-time member of St. Peter Parish Catholic Church of Chesaning (formerly Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church). He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was a jack-of-all-trades and was always happy to help others.

Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife, Julie; his children, Connie Teller, of Toledo, Ohio, Kimberly (Randy) Stivers, of Montrose, and Christopher (Deanna) Koviack, of Temperance; grandchildren, Andrew Teller, Amy Teller, Ashlende Teller, Brooke Stivers, Sarah Koviack, Molly Koviack, and Nathan Koviack; step-grandchildren, Randy Stivers, Alex Stivers, and Tausha Dyer, and another great-granddaughter is expected soon; his brothers, John (Lynn) Koviack, of Reese, and Michael (Dianne) Koviack, of Oakley; his sisters, Teresa (Wally) Weatherbee, of Pontiac and Vickie Henige (Larry Kammer), of Frankenmuth; and many brothers in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, and other loving family and friends. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Rose Feit and Celia Shooltz; and a son, Joseph Gerald.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at St. Peter Parish Catholic Church, 404 S. Wood St., Chesaning. Rev. Fr. William Gruden will officiate. Inurnment will be later at the Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly. Gerald’s family will be present at the church to greet friends from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements were entrusted to the Misiuk Funeral Home of Chesaning. Please sign the online guestbook or share condolences with Gerald’s family at misiukfuneralhome.com.

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