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(September 29, 1941 – May 3, 2012)

Gerald H. Dankers, 70, of Midland, died at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland on May 3, 2012. Gerald was born on Sept. 29, 1941 in Howell, MI to the late Harry and Ella (Soule) Dankers. Gerald loved hunting and fishing, playing cards, watching the Tigers and helping others. Gerald is survived by his daughter, Marni (Andy Massaro) Taylor of Mt. Pleasant; sons, Scott (Kristin) Dankers of St. Charles, Jason Dankers of Midland; grandchildren, Kristian, Lincoln and Spencer Taylor, Jacob Mendyk; brothers, Dick (Kay) Dankers of Gladwin and Jake (Pat) Dankers of Onaway. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 9 at St. Brigid’s of Kildare Catholic Church with Father Pat O’Connor officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 10 am until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Brigid’s Scholarship Fund. Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly is assisting the family. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.