Gerald N. Bambacht
January 31, 1924 - April 5, 2017
Gerald N. Bambacht, 93, of Hillsdale, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the home of his daughter in Northville Twp., Michigan. He was born January 31, 1924 in Kalamazoo to Gerrit & Jennie (deDie) Bambacht. Gerald was married June 26, 1948 to Ruth (Honeycutt) Bambacht and she preceded him in death March 2, 2017.
Gerald retired from the Hillsdale Community Schools as a business teacher and track coach. Gerald graduated from Portage High School and received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Western Michigan University. He was a U.S. Navy pilot flying a Corsair airplane during WWII. He was also a member of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are three children, Sandra (Marvin) King of Northville Twp., Michigan, Marilyn (Donald) Benish of Manistique, Michigan and Michael (Gloria) Bambacht of Hillsdale; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Caroline Klink of Kalamazoo.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings.
There will be a joint funeral service for Gerald and Ruth Bambacht on Monday, April 10, 2017, at 2:00 PM, at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Brad McFaul officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation Sunday from 2-4 PM and Monday from 1:00 PM until services at 2:00 PM, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Schultz-Lewis Children's Services .