GILBERT, Minn. - Gerald Ray Fausone, 63, of Gilbert, Minn., died Friday, June 22, 2012, at his residence.
He was born June 1, 1949, in Detroit to Attilio and Lillian (Larkins) Fausone. Jerry was a graduate of Calumet High School.
Jerry married Ella Kelly in Virginia, Minn.
He was employed by Ulland Brothers as a truck driver with 28 years of service to the company. He was a member of the Minnesota Teamsters Union 646 and a Minnesota Official Measurer for Boon and Crockett and Pope and Young.
He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, trapping and fishing. Jerry was a taxidermist, a master woodworker, gardener and cook who especially enjoyed eating. He was considered a "Jack of all Trades."
Survivors include his wife, Ella; daughters, Gina Fausone of Hibbing, Minn., Kathryn (Jack) Gritzmacher of Eveleth, Minn. and Nicole (Rich) Luzovich of Gilbert, Minn.; grandchildren, Alec and Max Gritzmacher and Lillian and Grayce Luzovich; brother, Joseph (Pat) Fausone of Calumet; sister, Sheila (Jim) Vandenberg of Michigan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services for Jerry will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2012, in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Gilbert with Deacon Daniel Schultz officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the church. Inurnment will be in the Gilbert Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert.