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Obituary for Gerald L. Knickerbocker

Knickerbocker, Gerald L.

Gerald L. Knickerbocker, age 86 of Hastings, passed away on November 2, 2022. Gerald was born on January 6, 1936 in Hastings, the son of Harry and Alta (Potter) Knickerbocker. Gerald was employed by E.W. Bliss in Hastings for 23 years. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and enjoyed motorcycles, camping, RVing, and wintering in the south for 13 years. He loved auto racing, especially NASCAR. Gerald is survived by son, Bruce (Vanessa) Knickerbocker; step son, Stanley (Barbara) Stevens; step daughter, Dorothy “Dot” Wilbur; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Harriet (Parker) Knickerbocker; and sons: Dale Knickerbocker and Mark Knickerbocker. Gerald’s family will receive friends on Saturday, November 19, 2022, 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Beeler-Gores Funeral Home, where his memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM. Burial will take place at Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Barry County Humane Society will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Gerald’s family.