Gerald W. MyersDecember 7, 1920 ~ October 6, 2017 (age 96)
Gerald (Jerry) Wesley Myers was the most loveable and “so darn cute” old man you would ever want to meet. He could make you smile by just looking at him and make you believe everything that came out if his mouth … until you realized what you heard couldn’t possibly be true, and then you would see him smile. Yep, he got you. Dad was gifted by God in making others smile and feel good. Dad went home to the Lord early in the morning on Friday October 5th, minutes after his grandson Brian arrived at his bedside from Chicago. Even though he had not opened his only functional eye in almost a day, he
knew Brian was with him, he opened his eye, saw Brian and his girlfriend Mary, and minutes later was in paradise. Dad was born December 7th, 1920 along with his minutes older twin brother Harold. He was the last born child of his parents, Park and Mabel Myers, in Hoytville, Ohio. He was also the last of his siblings, Carl, Dale, Edna, and Harold to go home. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years Elaine, and his daughter-in-law Peggy. Dad is survived by his granddaughter Erin (Wesley) Grieger, grandson Brian Myers and his girlfriend Mary, great-granddaughters Ellaina (Ellie), Adelynn and Laylie Ann Grieger, and me, his son, Scott. Recently Dad was overjoyed and looking forward to being a big part of an upcoming event. He was asked to walk his future daughter-in-law Elaine Welling down the aisle to marry me. Dad loved to watch the Tigers, golf and play Euchre. He especially liked playing Euchre when partnered up with his father-in-law Pete Bucher, and this duo was quite formidable at many family reunions. When his eye, he only had one functioning eye, and his hands, he had Carpal Tunnel Syn
drome, failed him at holding cards he focused his competitiveness on Wii Bowling, and of course, this short of stature behemoth excelled. Dad was the first person at The Waterford at Levis Commons to bowl a perfect game, he soon added another. AND he practiced bowling left handed when his right arm developed a short lived soreness. His Wii bowling competitive spirit continued to me showing no mercy. Although I was occasionally able to beat him, overall I lost. Up until about two months ago and as his eyesight continued to fail, the only help I gave him was telling him what pins remained after the first ball, if any, and occasionally repositioning his avatar’s location. If you knew my dad, you loved him. Strangers would buy him dinners at restaurants, and once even when I was with him. His at peace attitude on his declining health was without par, and recently told me he was ready to go home. Complaining about his health and life was never heard by me and probably by no one. And to hear him pray and thank God “for your wonderful son Jesus” was truly a blessing. We All Love You Dad! Dad’s closest friends over the past years have been
those who selflessly served God by helping him in many ways at The Waterford at Levis Commons, and the Hospice nurses from Southern Care Hospice, and this means everyone. They all loved dad. Those who cleaned and did laundry, those who served food, those who made food, the nurse’s aides who helped dad live with dignity and the nurses who watched over him, comforted him and loved him. You all were sons and daughters in your care for him. Each of you blessed my dad, and me! Thank You! Friends may call for visitation at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 112 E. Wayne St. Maumee, Ohio on Tuesday October 10th from 10:00 am until noon, when the funeral service will begin. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park in Sylvania, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to the following Lutheran Churches, St. Paul’s (Maumee), Epiphany (Toledo), Luther Memorial (Chicago) or Southern Care Hospice Services. Arrangements by the Thomas I. Wisniewski Funeral Home, (419) 531-4424.