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Gerrie Durian-Napp

October 20, 1928 - September 12, 2019

A memorial service will take place on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM at North Park Reformed Church, 1316 Barney Rd., Kalamazoo, MI 49004, with Rev. Paul Fazio officiating. A time of visitation will take place on Monday at the church beginning at 11:00 AM until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to North Park Reformed Church, Kalamazoo Christian School Association, Tree of Life School or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

Age 90, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Gerrie was born in Kalamazoo on October 20, 1928, the daughter of the late Arthur J. and Flossie (Roe) Longjohn. She is survived by her daughters, Joan (James) Green, Shirlee (Dennis) Gernaat and Laurie East; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald (Marj) Longjohn; sister, Ruth (Frank) Abelard; special friend, Ed Stuut; as well as several nieces and nephews. Gerrie was preceded in death by her first husband and the father of her children, Wilfred “Bill” Durian and her second husband, John Napp; a granddaughter and great-granddaughter; and two sisters and two brothers.