Jerry Dean Stockwell, of Dowagiac

Oct. 27, 1945 — May 15, 2020

Jerry Dean Stockwell, 74, of Dowagiac, passed away on Friday, May 15, 2020, at Ascension Borgess Hospital, in Dowagiac.

Jerry was born on Oct. 27, 1945, to the late George R. and Ruth A. (Weiss) Stockwell.

After graduating from Dowagiac Central, he went on to serve in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1970. When he returned home, he worked in the movie theater industry for many years. He then went on to work for the Pizza Hut Corporation, retiring after 32 years. He could fix anything and loved to cook Sunday dinner every week.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ralph Stockwell; and sister, Rose Smith.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Pam; five daughters, Lisa Andersen, of Dowagiac; Sheri (Mike) Carbone, of Sheridan, Illinois; Brenda (Ryan) Hemenway and Noreen (Aaron) Grabemeyer, of Dowagiac; and Amanda (Tom) MacDonald of Paw Paw, Michigan; seven grandchildren, Cody, Dylan, and Alaina Andersen, Isaac and Connie Grabemeyer and Braylen and Juliana Hemenway; his brother, Marvin (Angie), of Lakeland, Florida; two sisters, Esther (Bill) Stickan, of Coldwater, and Edna (George) Tabbert, of Dowagiac; along with many nieces and nephews.

In keeping with his wishes cremation has taken place.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, of Niles.