Gerald Wayne Couturier, Sr., 61, formerly of South Haven, Michigan passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 in his home in LaPorte, Indiana. He was born January 19, 1960 to Jerry and Carolyn (Dameron) Couturier in Austin, Texas. Gerald served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea. He married Ruth Couturier on December 16, 1994 in South Haven and they shared 16 years of marriage before her passing. Gerald worked as a heating and cooling technician since he was 16 with his father at Jerry’s Heating in South Haven. Gerald had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and tending to his birds. He also enjoyed playing video games and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and brothers – William, Paul, and Tony Couturier.
Gerald is survived by his children – Gerald (Danielle) Couturier, Jr., and Jennifer (Jonathan) Halliday both of South Haven, and Amy (Kenneth Stevens) Edwards of Bangor; his former spouse – Dorathea Morgan of LaPorte, Indiana; grandchildren – Breanna, Dale (Bo), Alexis, and Makayla Edwards, Brooklyn, Devin, Isabel, and Vanessa Halliday, Brayden, Keagon, Aviyanna, and Emmery Couturier, and Ryan Fair; and one great grandchild – Dallas Edwards.
Graveside services will take place Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Lake View Cemetery in South Haven with Pastor Tony Kuenzli officiating. Contributions may be made in Gerald’s memory to the family at 1076 S. Bailey Avenue, South Haven, MI 49090.
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