May 12, 1931 ~ November 16, 2020

Born in: Northport, Michigan
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Gerald Russell Putnam, 89, born Northport, Mich. on May 12, 1931, to parents Otis and Vera Putnam and passed away Nov. 16, 2020. Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Marilee; two brothers; and one sister. Survived by wife of 68 years, Iva Lee; and daughter and son-in-law, Sondra and Daniel Cooper. Gerald graduated from Northport High School and spent four years in the Air Force. He worked for General Motors in the a.c. spark plug division as a machinist and machine repairman for 30 years. Gerald retired to Pueblo, Colo. in 1986, and spent his retirement years volunteering at the Weisbrod Aircraft Museum, C of C and Center for American Values and others. Private services. Memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1107 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005 or church of your choice. Online condolences,

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  1. CandleImageDear Aunt Iva,

    Uncle Put will be deeply missed by all who knew him. My fond memories of all the great Thanksgiving Dinners we shared over the years will be cherished forever and the tour Uncle Put took us on at The Weisbrod Aircraft Museum was a wonderful experience that will always be remember.

    Jim Fortner (nephew).

  2. CandleImageFinal salute to my Uncle Bick! Thank you for what we shared. I am adding the Otis and Vera Putnam family picture from the early 1940s. Children: Leland, Phyllis, Gerald, and Darwin (my father)

  3. Lee,
    My condolences to you and your family. Jerry was an awesome person to know. He always was so thoughtful and asked about my kids every time I saw him. I enjoyed volunteering with him at the Chamber. He will be missed.
    Patti Baros

  4. Dear Lee,

    On behalf of myself and all of your friends and neighbors at The Willows HOA, accept our deepest sympathy.

    Jerry was one of my favorite neighbors; he was always willing to help out and wasn’t afraid to pull a weed or pick up a piece of trash. I’ll miss him!

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