Gerald Willard Holland, 80, Syracuse, passed away peacefully at 1:59 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Elkhart General Hospital.
Gerald was born on March 14, 1940, in Flint, Mich., the son of the late Willard and Aleitha Parker Holland.
On Sept. 22, 2000, he married Mary Moretto.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; two children: Stephen (Stephanie) Holland, of Granger; and Francine Holland, of Silver Springs, Md.; three stepchildren: Ted (Mandy) Nine, of Warsaw; Jason (Britt) Nine, of Milford; and Jennifer (Troy) Stewart, of Waller, Texas; two grandchildren: Alec Holland, Mia Holland; eight stepgrandchildren: Damion Stewart, Charis Stewart, Caden Stewart, Joab Stewart, Kirsten Stewart, Charlee Nine, Miles Nine and Kennedy (Johnathon) Weimer. Also surviving is one sister, Dale (Kathleen) Southerland, Calif.
Jerry enjoyed teaching engineering classes at Trine University. He was a devoted member of Horizon Church, where he played piano in the church band.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25 at the Bremen Cemetery. Pastor Jim Morse will officiate. Masks are required and social distancing will be followed. A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Memorials to Trine Universities Mechanical Engineering Department, 1 University Ave., Angola, IN 46703; or Horizon Church, 202 N. Center St., Bremen, IN 46506.