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Gile Dean Larner

June 24, 1937 - April 18, 2020

Gile Dean Larner, 82, of Perry, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Sparrow Health System. A private family graveside service will be held at Oak Plains Cemetery in Shaftsburg on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. A public memorial service will be announced by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Perry Chapel.

Gile was born in Delhi Township, Michigan on June 24, 1937 to the late William Lee and Beatrice Estella (Laberteaux) Larner. He graduated from Holt High School in the class of 1955 and studied Tool and Die making at Lansing Community College. Gile served his country in the National Guard from 1954 to 1960. On February 14, 1959 he married Ellen Raye Helmker in Holt and together they raised three children. Gile worked for General Motors from 1976 to 1999; he enjoyed woodworking, cars, fishing, cooking, and watching the Discovery and History channels.

Gile is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ellen. Their children; Kelly (Mark) Schmidt, David (Robbin) Larner, and Steve (Stacey) Larner, their grandchildren; Aubrey Larner, Jason Larner, Allen Cuilla, Garret Larner, Jacob Larner, Alex Larner, Albri Larner, Nathan Schmidt, Brittney (Larry) Bogner, and one great granddaughter, Hadley Schmidt. Also, his brother, Stanley (Ann) Paul Larner, and his sister, Janice Marlene Dechelbur.

He was predeceased by his parents, and his brother, Garth Dale Larner.

Memorial contribution in Gile’s name are suggested to the Perry Church of the Nazarene.

Online condolences can be shared at WatkinsFuneralHomes.com