Scott A. Gerou

PERKINS – Scott A. Gerou, 56, of 6158 29th Lane, Perkins, passed away unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack on Thursday morning June 13, 2013, at home.

Scott was born Dec. 23, 1956, in Escanaba the son of Oliver Joseph and Frances Clara (Mastaw) Gerou. Scott was a lifelong resident of Perkins. He was united in marriage to the former Mary Rabitoy on June 2, 1979, at the St. Joseph Church in Perkins. They made their home in Perkins where they raised their three daughters. Scott and his family spent seven years in 4-H raising and showing livestock.

Scott was a lifelong member of the St. Joseph Church in Perkins and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. His hobbies included gardening and fishing.

Scott’s working career in the logging industry began as a peace-maker in the woods. He later owned and operated Gerou and Daughter’s Trucking for over 20 years. For the past few years, Scott drove truck for different independent contractors.

Scott took joy in the simplicity of life and nature. He especially enjoyed spending time with good friends and family. He treasured sharing his gift of being mechanically inclined with helping family and friends. He will be remembered for his kindness in time of need, the love that he showed his family, honest opinions and his unique sense of humor. All who knew him will sadly miss him.

In addition to his wife of 34 years, Mary, survivors include: daughters, Jessie (Andrew) Anderson of Hyde, Sarah (Jake Husted) Gerou of Escanaba and Jill (John Nikcevich) Gerou of Milwaukee; brothers, Donald (Deloris) Gerou and Mike (Lois) Gerou, both of Perkins; sister, Cathy (Bill) Brooks of Lake Villa, Ill.; sister-in-law, Doris Kern of Escanaba; grandchildren, Logan Scott Gerou, Laylee Jacquelyn Nikcevich and Kinslee Louise Husted; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents, his siblings, Paul, Gerald, James, Steven and Janice, grandson, Wyatt Andrew Anderson and beloved pet “T.J,” preceded Scott in death.

Scott’s family will receive friends on Monday, June 17, 2013, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Mass of Christian Burial services will follow at 6 p.m. at the St. Joseph Church in Perkins with Rev. Fr. Jacek Wtyklo officiating. Luncheon will follow in the St. Joseph Church Parish Hall. Burial will be in the Perkins Cemetery in Perkins. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the Gerou family.

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