Terry Gebhardt, 65, of Imlay City, MI died Friday, December 2, 2022 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital of Lapeer, MI. Terry Lawrence Gebhardt was born December 14, 1956 in Sandusky, MI. He was the son of Walter and Shirley (Warner) Gebhardt, Jr. Terry grew up around the Sandusky and Brown City areas. He was a graduate of Brown City High School, Class of 1975. Terry married Lori Lee Sidell on May 3, 1980 in Imlay City, MI.
Terry and Lori have lived in Imlay City since the early 1980s. He loved spending time with his family camping. His little dachshund puppies (Kelly and Auggie) were always with him. Terry was employed by Pontiac Motors Division of General Motors as a final repairman for 5-7 years in Pontiac. Terry experienced kidney failure in the late 1980s and was a recipient of a kidney transplant in 1988 and a kidney and pancreas transplant in 1996.
He was very involved at his church, the Imlay City Christian Reformed Church, where he was an elder and deacon, the sound technician and at times a trustee of church property. He had been an Imlay City Christian School Board member when son Eric was in school there. He had been part of the Imlay City High School Athletic Boosters for several years as well. Terry was a member of the Ubly Lions Club and a past member the Imlay City Lions Club. He was a Lions District Cabinet Secretary and Treasurer for District 11-D2. He had been very involved with the Imlay City Lions Club food stand and demolition derbies at the Eastern Michigan fairgrounds.
Terry is survived by his wife, Lori Gebhardt; son, Eric (Lindsey Malngren) Gebhardt of Davison, MI; his mother, Shirley Gebhardt of Marlette, MI; sisters, Lori (Mike) Snyder of Frankenmuth, MI and Shari Willson of North Branch, MI; brother-in-law, David (Linda) Sidell of Romeo, MI; and by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Gebhardt; parents-in-law, Edward and Marian Sidell; and both sets of grandparents.
The funeral service was held Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at Muir Brothers Funeral Home of Imlay City, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI. Reverend Alex Snider, pastor of the Imlay City Christian Reformed Church, officiated. Burial followed in Imlay Township Cemetery.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions may direct them to Gift of Life and Ever-Sight.
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