Gerald Kandow age 81 of Grand Lake
Passed away May 29, 2012 at home
He was born February 2, 1931 in Rogers City to Alex and Martha (Kapala) Kandow
Gerald served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. On December 30, 1953 he married his high school sweetheart, Alice Kowalski at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. Mr. Kandow retired in June of 1989 from the Flushing Public Schools after 30 years of service. He was a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church, Posen VFW Post 7804, and Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP), He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and making wood crafts. Gerald will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
Mr. Kandow is survived by his wife, Alice; 5 children, Noreen (Jimmie) Patterson of Swartz Creek, Randal (Suzette) Kandow of Clio, Nancy (Doug) Gwinn of Flushing, Timothy (Angelica) Kandow of Howell, and Todd Kandow of Manchester; 10 grandchildren, 1 step-granddaughter; 8 great grandchildren; 3 step-great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Virginia Rosmys of Rogers City and Germaine Wenderlich of Livonia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Martha; 2 brothers, Arthur and Chester
Visitation & Service
Friends may gather at St. Casimir Catholic Church on Monday, June 4th from 10:00 a.m. through time of his Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Arthur Duchnowicz officiating. Posen VFW will accord full military honors during graveside services at St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery following mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Michigan, St. Casimir Catholic Church, or American Lung Association in memory of Gerald Kandow. Arrangements are in care of the Beck Funeral Home, online condolences may be addressed to www.beckfuneralhome.org