Gerald H. Flach

    Gerald Howard Flach, 88, of Scotts, MI,  died Jan. 7, 2019, at Ascension Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo. Jerry was born Jan. 12, 1930, in Kalamazoo, the son of Clarence and Anne (Filey) Flach.
     He graduated from St. Augustine High School in 1949, and was an Army veteran of Korea. Jerry was co-owner of Kalamazoo Tool for 20 years.
     He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Flach; two siblings, Marcelline Fleck and Fr. LaVern Flach, OSA.
    Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Dorothy; five children,  Robert (Dawn) Flach, Dennis (Donna) Flach, David Flach, John (Pam) Flach and Steve (Susan) Flach; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three siblings, Helen (Lawrence) Fleck, Marian (Marvin) Woodin; and Donald Flach; brother-in-law, Bruce Fleck; and many nieces and nephews.
    The  family visited with friends, Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive,  Kalamazoo, (269) 375-2900,  where a rosary was recited that evening. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, Jan. 10, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial with military honors was at at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. A luncheon followed  the burial at Fr. Bart Hall.
    Visit Jerry’s personal web page at:, to read his story, archive a favorite memory or photo and sign his online guestbook.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Midwest Augustinians c/o Province of Our Mother of Good Counsel.


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