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Jerry R. Guess

Jerry R. Guess of Plainwell, MI passed away at his home on February 7, 2022, at the age of 83. Jerry was born in Kalamazoo on September 23, 1938, to Ernest and Nora (Dowell) Guess. Jerry worked at Georgia Pacific for 40 plus years. He graduated from Comstock High School in 1958. During school he was very athletic playing football, basketball and was a pole vaulter. Jerry liked to hunt and fish.  He was very social.  He never wanted to be alone and would talk to anyone. Jerry loved his motorcycles, cars and snowmobiles.  He would take his girls to Gun Lake to watch snowmobile races and taught them to ride motorcycles.

Jerry is survived by his children: Deborah Beltz, Kristine (Steven) Sharp, Kathleen (Tim) Cowles, Karrie Guess; his companion of several years, Rita Bendfelt; his brother Robert (Sue) Guess; eleven grandchildren; three grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephew. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents; his wife Nancy; his siblings Ernest, Betty Shirley and Larry and his daughter Rebecca Ruder

Memorial donations can made to the National Kidney Foundation.

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The Guess family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, 120 S. Woodhams St., Plainwell, MI 49080.


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I am sorry I can't be there but everyone is in my thoughts and prayers he will be very loved and missed.

Lashia Beltz Feb 14 2022 7:51 AM

Rest in peace brother.We will walk together again.

robert guess Feb 13 2022 1:14 PM

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Karrie Feb 11 2022 1:56 AM

A photo was added for Jerry R. Guess

Karrie Feb 11 2022 1:51 AM

i worked at georgia pacific for almost 40 yrs and i knew Jerry very well i know he will be missed sending prayers to his family

Emerson Campbell Feb 10 2022 1:25 PM