Gerald A. Getty | Obituary

Gerald Allen Getty, of Cadillac and Manton, died on Thursday April 7, 2022 in Autumnwood of McBain. He was 81 years old.

He was born to William and Helen (Stoll) Getty on July 3, 1940 in Petoskey. He graduated from Manton High School in 1959. He spent time working at the Cadillac Malleable, Cherry Ribet in California and was a truck driver for many years. Gerald was a proud member of the Sons of AMVETS. He loved to hunt mushrooms and could even hunt them from his car by driving down a double track. He loved to take walks, especially in the woods, and to sit by the lake watching the water. Gerald loved woodworking and was a talented craftsman. He made many valuable projects and furniture for his family and friends. In 1983, he transported Cadillac’s national Christmas tree to Washington DC, for Dale Hooker Trucking. He was an avid Detroit Tigers fan, but most of all he loved his family.

Gerald is survived by his brother, James P. Getty of Traverse City; daughters, Pam (Randy) Klifman of Ludington, Kim (Tim) Hiltz of St. Leon, IN; his son, Tim Getty of Cadillac; daughter-in-law, Crystal Getty of Arkadelphia, AR; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many special friends at AMVETS at Cadillac; as well as other loving family and friends. His parents predeceased him; sister, LaDonna Jordan; and his son Jimmy Getty

Per his wishes, a private burial service will be held. A special thank you to all the nurses and staff at Autumnwood for the care provided to our father.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family or to the AMVETS Cadillac. Condolences and memories can be shared with family online at The family is served by Hall-Holdship Funeral Home.

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