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John G. Geddert

December 21, 1957 February 25, 2021
John G. Geddert
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John G. Geddert, 63, of Grand Ledge, MI, born on December 21, 1957 in Detroit, MI, passed away on February 25, 2021. John was a devoted and loving husband, father, and “Papa”. Family was most important in his life, enjoying time together and especially times going up to Cabbage. He enjoyed baseball, country music, fine wine and was an excellent cook. John was a gymnastics coach; coach for USA Gymnastics including head coach of the gold-medal 2012 U.S. Women’s Olympic team. In 1996 he co-founded Twistars USA Gymnastic Club with his wife Kathryn. He did not just build a gymnastics team he also built a gymnastics family. He helped and mentored many coaches and gymnasts around the world over the years. He loved the sport of gymnastics – the opportunities, life lessons and relationships that came with it. John will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne Bates and Ann Gries, sisters Robin Geddert and Ashley Anderson. Survived by his loving wife of over 43 years, Kathryn, beloved children: Brittnei (Rex) Torgerson, Johnathan “Blaize” Geddert and McKyleigh Geddert; adored grandchildren, Jade and Delaney Torgerson; brothers and sister: Wayne (Denise) Bates, Tina Bates, Mark (Kristine) Bates and Sam Geddert; stepmother Gayle Bates, mother-in-law Alice Wixson; sister-in-law Kiki Wixson, many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. at the Summit Sports Complex, 9410 Davis Hwy, Dimondale, MI 48821, with visitation from 5:00 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The Bee Foundation, The Ronald McDonald House or the charity closest to your heart. The family has entrusted arrangements to the Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. Online condolences may be shared at www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Tuesday

2

Mar

5:00 PM 3/2/2021 5:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 3/2/2021 6:00:00 PM
Summit Sports Complex

9410 Davis Hwy
Dimondale, MI 48821

Summit Sports Complex
9410 Davis Hwy Dimondale 48821 MI
United States

Service

Tuesday

2

Mar

6:00 PM 3/2/2021 6:00:00 PM
Summit Sports Complex

9410 Davis Hwy
Dimondale, MI 48821

Summit Sports Complex
9410 Davis Hwy Dimondale 48821 MI
United States
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