Gerardo Santiago Ortiz, 49, of Imlay City, MI died Friday, May 29, 2020 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital of Lapeer, MI. Gerardo Santiago Ortiz was born July 24, 1970 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He was the son of the late Angel and the late Ada (Ortiz) Santiago. Gerardo was a high school graduate and he had several college degrees.

He was employed as a hi-lo driver by Vlasics Foods in Imlay City, MI.

Gerardo enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a handyman and knew how to fix everything.

He is survived by his daughter, Ada Santiago; his three sons, Antonio Santiago, Gerardo Santiago and Emiliano Santiago; and his three brothers, Luis Rodriguez of Imlay City, Angel Santiago of Mt. Clemens, MI and Jose Santiago of Puerto Rico.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, June 5, 2020 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. Reverend Antonio Calon will officiate.

The family will be available for visitation 3-5 and 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 4 and 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, June 5 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City. Due to health concerns, social distancing, masks, and limited occupation of the funeral home will be enforced.

Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City.

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