Andrew Glenn Gerig



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ANDREW GLENN GERIG, age 30, passed away unexpectedly December 19, 2020.  Andrew was born in Grand Rapids, MI, April 7, 1990.  He is survived by his wife, Anika Gerig (Slauer); parents, Stan and Cindy Gerig; siblings, Hannah Gerig, Benjamin Gerig, Melody Gerig, Abigail  (and Cam) Berning, and Charity Gerig; niece, Addyson Gerig; grandparents, Esther Gerig, and Glenn Marks.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Zenas Gerig and grandmother, Norma Jean Marks.  Andrew was a 2008 graduate of Lowell High School, a 2012 B.A., double major graduate of Bethel College (Mishawaka, IN), and a 2013 graduate from the Michigan State Police Academy. After serving briefly as a Michigan State trooper, he went on to be employed at Forklifts of Michigan (Morrison Industries), and most recently was the general manager and recruiter for Gearhead Careers of Morrison Industries.  Andrew loved soccer, fishing, his pets, big horn sheep, collecting rocks, and most recently being a passionate Petoskey stone polisher. Growing up he was a top Bible quizzer for his home church, Evergreen Missionary Church, his team taking first place in several International Quiz events within the Missionary Church denomination. He also loved to play bass guitar, acoustic guitar, piano and drums. Using his musical gifting he helped to lead worship in churches, youth camps and retreats. Andrew loved people.  He enjoyed networking with acquaintances, coworkers and certainly his friends (’Dinos’! ‘Lewis & Clark’! Small Groups!).  He especially loved to invite people to be a part of a church family so they could learn to know Jesus.  Most recently as a member of Ada Bible Church he was very active helping to lead in worship and small group ministries.  Andrew deeply loved God, his dear wife, Anika, his family and friends.  Of the many verses Andrew underlined in his Bible he included these: “…those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God…And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him…For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels or demons, neither the present nor the future…nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus…that if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”  In the front of Andrew’s Bible we found he had written:  “I AM BROKEN.  I AM LOVED.  I AM HIS.”  Andrew is, and will be, deeply missed! But, we greatly look forward to being together with Andrew again, forever together, in that place that Jesus promised to prepare in His Father’s house for those who love him!  A ‘Celebration of Life’ service is planned on February 13, 2021, 2:00 pm at Crossroads Bible Church, 800 Scribner Ave NW, Grand Rapids; visitation 1:00-2:00 pm. Masks (unless unable), social distancing and signing in are expected.  Memorial gifts can be given to Focus On The Family @ 

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