Gerald R. "Jerry" Sargent

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at Covenant HealthCare Cooper. Age 84 years. Son of the late Joseph and Phoebe (Gross) Sargent, Gerald was born January 31, 1939 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard for 6 years. Gerald married Roberta Fromelt, his loving wife of 62 years, on September 23, 1961. She survives him. Jerry was a journeyman plumber for Local #85 for 30 years. In his retirement he worked at Beach Hollow for 24 years as a ranger. He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council #8808. Jerry enjoyed his card groups and especially loved spending time with his family.

Surviving besides his wife Roberta “Robbie” are two sons and one daughter, Gregory and Lorena Sargent, Hardyville, South Carolina; Scott and Kathy Sargent, Gainesville, Georgia; Kristen and John Pershern, Stuart, Florida; five grandchildren, Rachel Sargent, Katy and Shane Kimbrell, Joshua Sargent, Jacob Pershern, Jenna Pershern; three great-grandchildren, Kaisley, Kyle and Cameron Kimbrell; his sister, Jeanette Rutledge, Lindstrom, Minnesota; many nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his brother, John Sargent and his sister, Jean Vinje.

Honoring Mr. Sargent’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 6, 2023 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd., Saginaw, Michigan. Rev. Fr. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate with private burial at St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church where the family will be present on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Holy Spirit Parish or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Please share memories and condolences with the family at