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(February 15, 1922 – June 26, 2016)

Gerald Miner, 94, of Midland, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016. He was born in Shiawassee County on February 15, 1922 to the late Harvey G. and Ada L. (Zendler) Miner. On May 4, 1941 he married the love of his life Edith M. Hall and they have cherished 75 years together as husband and wife. Gerald honorably served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He followed his passion for serving others and started working in the funeral business at Bradley Funeral Home on July 1, 1946 and continued in a career that he loved for 62 years. In 1952, along with his wife Edith, he purchased the Reigle Funeral Home in Gladwin serving the Gladwin community for 19 years. In 1971, Gerald and Edith purchased the Bradley Funeral Home which became Miner Bradley Funeral Home. He and Edith continued serving the families of the Midland area until his retirement from the Smith-Miner Funeral Home in February of 2008.Gerald has faithfully been a member of Midland Nazarene Church since 1940. He was a member and past president of the Gladwin Rotary and Noon member of the Midland Rotary from 1969 to 1995. Gerald was a member of the Michigan State Board of Mortuary Science from 1967-1971. Gerald is survived by his wife Edith, his children, Melvin (predeceased) (Emogene) Miner, Tearle (Gail) Miner, Cynthia (Dave) Licht, grandchildren Paul (Antonella) Miner, Alan (Jennifer) Miner, Michael (Lida) Miner, Michelle Cummings, Metricia (Mark) Pierce, James (Leslie) Licht, Lindsey (Tyler) Losinski, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Gerald was also predeceased by his brothers Howard (Edith) and LaVern (Pauline) Miner.A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29 at the Midland Nazarene Church with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Friends may visit with the family at Smith Miner Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 28 from 6-8 pm and at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the service. Burial will take place at Midland City Cemetery.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to donate to Midland Nazarene Church.Online condolences can be left at smithminer.com