THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Gerald V. Thull
Issue Date: July 30, 2019
Gerald V. Thull, 68, of Gladstone, Mi., passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 at War Memorial Hospital in Sault Saint Marie, Mi.
Born Nov. 11, 1950, to the late Vernon and Violet (Wagner) Thull in Marinette, he graduated from Marinette High School in 1970 and served in the United States Army where he was stationed in Aschaffenburg, Germany from 1969-1972 with the 695th Medical Corp. He then worked on the base in Germany for six years in independent supply.
After service, he moved to the Escanaba area where he worked as a manager at KFC for three years, then Foster Electronics. In 1987 he started Alert Electronics in Gladstone and was still operating the business.
He enjoyed electronics, cooking, baking, woodworking, especially making cabinets and trim, the Packers and loved the majesty of bald eagles. He married Pamela Snyder on Sept. 22, 1997 and was a member of the American Legion in Gladstone.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Pamela Thull; a son, Rob (Tonia) Thull and a daughter, Melanie (significant other, Nathan Vanlerberghe) Wellman, both of Gladstone; two step-sons, Daniel King and Philip King, both of Gladstone; a step-daughter, Tina (Bart) Ziegler of Lake Geneva; a brother, Bob (Diana) Thull of Florida; three sisters, Paula (Glenn) Jandt of Peshtigo, Kaye Thull of Marinette and Jean Jarmusz of Milwaukee; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and his ex-wife, Evelin Anderson of Gladstone.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas; two sisters, Joan and Polly Ann and his step-father, George McNeil.
Visitation will be held at Thielen Funeral Home in Marinette on Wednesday, July 24 from 4 p.m. until time of Military Honors at 6 p.m. with the Military Twenty Year Club. Funeral services will follow with Pastor Mark Laatsch officiating and burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery in Marinette.