James “Jim” W. Gerulski
Sugar Springs / Gladwin, Michigan
James “Jim” W. Gerulski, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2023, at Bayfield Assisted Living following a brief illness. Born on April 27, 1943, in Bay City, Michigan, Jim was the son of the late Walter and Virginia (Matuszewski) Gerulski.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Elizabeth “Libby” (Luptowski) Gerulski, whom he married on October 21, 1967, at St. Hyacinth Catholic Church. A devoted family man, Jim cherished his children, Michael (Sherry) Gerulski and Margaret (Eric) Fogel, and his grandchildren Julianna, Ava, Zoe, and Hannah. He is also survived by his sister, Judith (Bill) Wall and his two brothers, David Gerulski and Thomas (Annette) Gerulski.
Jim was a proud graduate of St. Stanislaus High School. His dedication to serving his community was evident through his six years of service in the Army Reserves. He subsequently built a successful career as a supervisor at CSX Transport, from where he retired before moving to Sugar Spring in 2006.
Jim was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Gladwin Knights of Columbus, Eagles and a former member of the Elks. His commitment to these organizations was a testament to his generous spirit and his desire to contribute to the betterment of his community.
Those who knew Jim will remember him for his love of life and his passion for leisure activities. He enjoyed a game of golf and corn hole, but his true passion was shuffleboard and playing cards. His home was often the site of a spirited game, a testament to his love of friendly competition and camaraderie. Above all, Jim was a generous, spirited, and loving man. He had a unique ability to make those around him feel special and loved. His laughter was infectious, his spirit was contagious, and his love for his family was immeasurable. He will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.
Jim’s life was a testament to the power of love, generosity, and spirit. He will be remembered not just for the life he lived, but for the love he shared, the joy he brought, and the memories he created. His legacy will live on in the hearts of those he left behind, a lasting reminder of a life well-lived.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday November 21, 2023 at 1 pm from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Marcel Porteli presiding with cremation to follow.. Family will greet friends and relatives at Lee-Ramsay Funeral Home-GLADWIN CHAPEL on Monday from 1 to 6 pm and on Tuesday at the church from 12 Noon until time of Mass. Those wishing an expression of sympathy are asked to a Humane Society or a Rescue Center of your choice in Jim’s memory.