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(May 11, 1917 – September 5, 2015)

Gerald M. Hart, 98, of Midland died on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at his home. Gerald was born on May 11, 1917 in Genesee County to the late Glenn and Edith Marie (Malone) Hart. On May 11, 1943 Gerald married Norma Polzin in Birch Run.Gerald was a physicist for The Dow Chemical Corporation retiring in 1982. He had a double master?ÇÖs degree, held several patents and was involved in special projects at Dow. He was a member of the Midland Sportsman Club and a previous member of the University of Michigan swim team. He raised Christmas trees to help put his children through college. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, bird watcher, enjoyed camping and traveling throughout the world.Surviving Gerald are his wife Norma; daughter, Elaine (Michael) Neuenfeldt; sons, Gerard (Sharon) Hart, Kelvin Hart, and Randall (Amy) Hart, grandchildren; Tammy (Nick) Gaydos, Jamie (Jonathon) DeMond, Glenn Hart, Kevin (Maria) Hart, Aaron (Erin) Hart, Christine (Anthony) Barefoot and five great grandchildren as well as many special nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother Wendell Hart, and sister Edith Holdorph.A Funeral Service will be held at Smith Miner Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM with the Rev. Wallace H. Mayton III officiating. Friends may visit with the family at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 11-1 PM or until the time of service. An entombment will take place at Oakwood Mausoleum in Saginaw, MI.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Midland Sportsman Club, Midland Senior Services or Grace Hospice.Online condolences can be offered at smithminer.com.