Gerald “Jerry” Edward Theut

Oscoda, Michigan
August 10, 1937 - January 21, 2020


A celebration of life will be held in the spring/summer of 2020.

Obituary Notice

Gerald “Jerry” Edward Theut
Age 82, of Oscoda, MI passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Tawas St. Joseph Hospital. He was born on August 10, 1937 in Detroit, MI to the late Wilbert and Geraldine (Miller) Theut. Gerald worked as a custodian for Oscoda Area Schools and retired while working at Cedar Lake Elementary. He was an extremely hard worker and never backed down from learning a new trade. It was because of that drive to learn that he became a “jack of all trades” over the years. Gerald could upholster an entire vehicle, drop an engine in a car, replace a windshield, plumb a house, install a pool and it was all either on-the-job training or self-taught. While living in Florida, he worked for Crystal Clear Pools and met many celebrities while installing their pools; he’d tell stories of meeting Burt Reynolds and having a beer with him in a tree house. Gerald was a cowboy at heart and loved horse back riding, fishing, camping, hunting and was known locally as the “walleye man” on Van Ettan lake. He was a member of the NRA, the Glennie Sportsman Club and the Preservation of Native American Culture. Gerald is survived by his loving daughters, Susan (Joe) Ireland and Terri (Mark) Liddle; sister, Margie (Tom) McMillan; grandchildren, Gerald W. (Marla) Ireland and Candi L. Ireland; great-grandchildren, Maverick, Layla, Kennadi and Lucas; God-son/great-nephew, Jason Tregear and several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces/nephews and his beloved dog, Angel, who stayed by his side until the very end. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Theut on January 26, 2015; brother-in-law, Donald Marcoullier and sister, Marilyn Marcoullier. A celebration of life will be held in the spring/summer of 2020. Memorial contributions can be directed to the American Cancer Society and you may offer your condolences online at


Memorial contributions can be directed to the American Cancer Society.


Jerry your wife wanted you to be with her she loved you very much. i would say you both lived a good life .untill we met againe .tell every one i love them and miss them all .R I P .
— Charles and Penny Ryckman
Sue(Joe)Terry(Mark) and the grandchildren you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I knew your Dad and Mom for many years. We had laughs and tears and memories forever cherished. My comfort during this sad time is knowing that they will be together for eternity. Love you all.
— Cindy Knight
Our family wants to thank everyone for their prayers and kind words. We will get in touch with everyone when we celebrate Dads life we are planning fathers day weekend . More information at a later date. Again thank you and God Bless.
— Sue Ireland
Sending love and prayers to you all and asking God to watch over your Dad in heaven Rest in peace Gerald you are with your loving wife now Sue and family your in my heart and prayers much love to you all-Marsha Moore
— Marsha Moore

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