Gerald "Jake" Raymond, age 79, of Blissfield, MI, passed away, December 1, 2019. He was born July 21, 1940, in Blissfield, MI, the son of Harry & Arbutus (Bourbina) Raymond. On March 31, 1962, he married Janice Lane in Blissfield, MI, she survives. Jake started his career at Blissfield Manufacturing working there for 5 years. He then went on to work at General Motors Powertrain in Toledo where he retired from after 30 years of service. In addition to his wife, Janice Raymond, he is survived by his son, Michael Raymond; siblings, Daniel (Marsha) Raymond and Marjorie (Nelson) Handy and numerous nieces and nephews. Jake was preceded in death by his parents, Harry & Arbutus Raymond, siblings, Ronald Raymond, David Raymond, Harry L. Raymond and Shirley Bunting Raymond; and nephew, Andrew Steven Emery. Private funeral services will be held for Jake by his family. Burial will be in Palmyra Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, MI. www.PurseFuneralHome.com
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