Jerri Lynn Marie Stieler, RN, 58, of Bay City, our kind and loving mother, grandma, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at her home. Jerri Lynn was born in Grayling on June 8, 1956 and grew up in Roscommon, the daughter of Edward and Joan (Simpson) Murphy. She attended Delta and Schoolcraft colleges, graduating with her nursing degree. A passionate and devoted nurse, Jerri Lynn had a true desire to help those in need, especially the elderly. She most recently was employed at Saginaw Senior Care & Rehab Center. Jerri Lynn’s love for her family was unwavering. She will be forever missed and remembered by her four children, Zachary Stieler and his girlfriend, Desiree Allard, Pete and wife, Christina Stieler, Kaylyn and husband, David Trudeau and Jeremy Stieler and girlfriend April Sawyer. Jerri Lynn was the beloved “Grandma Juju” of Alivia, Violet, Onalee and one on the way, Jude. She is also survived by her mother, Joan Murphy; father of her children, Carl Stieler; siblings, Janet and husband, Arnold Gilman, Mary and husband, Rob Armstrong, Joe and wife, Michelle Murphy, along with many nieces, nephews and friends. Jerri Lynn was welcomed home to heaven by her father, Edward Murphy. Jerri Lynn’s family will be present to receive visitors on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 10:00 AM until the time of her 11:00 AM Celebration of Life at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Cremation will follow. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. I want to let all Jerrilynns family and friends know that it was a true privilege to know her in only a little over a year we became best of friends, we talked sometimes 2-3 times a day, and if we wanted to vent or just have small talk, we spoke about future vacations and places we may go. She spoke and bragged about all of u kids and grandkids and …I feel like I know you all….she was so personable….so sociable….so loving and caring and what a hell of a caring compassionate nurse and friend. And Caylin she was so happy and excited to be with u and her new grandbaby..and also thought the world of your husband…. We shared alot and laughed alot… Im so happy she went to Florida with me….. I was not ready to let her go but I know she is in Heaven and has no more pain….you are all in my thoughts and prayers and if I can do anything for any of you please let me know……..Richelle Conklin

  2. I will always remember Jerri’s infectious laugh and her warm smile. She was always so nice to me and my family. She is greatly missed.

  3. How she loved the “Praise and Worship Songs” while attending Grace Christian Church in Bay City!

  4. “Although it is difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow” With Sincere Sympathy,
    Old Orchard By The Bay

  5. I will never forget Jerri Lynn. Her big ol smile and laugh. I will miss talking with her. She loved her family so much. Huge heartfelt condolences to the entire family…Jan Quintana & family

  6. Jerri was all and more that a grandmother should be to Alivia, and always included her sister Jocelyn when she came around, who also knew her as Grandma Juju. I’m thankful for the 6 and a half years Livy had with her, and will help make sure her memory lives on and and she never forgets her. Very sorry for your loss Zach, Pete, Kaylyn & Jeremy.

  7. Jerri Lynn was a devoted co worker and friend she has touched our lives in so many ways she will be dearly missed by many. SSCR will forever love you. Rest peacefully..

  8. Jerri lynn help take care of my dad at Saginaw senior care rehab home, What I had seen she was a very hard working & very nice person my heart goes out to the family Send hugs and lots of prayers….

  9. Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Her memories will live on in the hearts and minds of many people she had an impact on in life.

  10. I remember how nervous the “ol lady” was about going back to school to get her nursing going. I told her there were more older people like us in school than young’ns. She called me and told me the next elder after her was 23 in her first class and I laughed so hard at the tone in her voice! She started laughing until she was crying. She had let her nerves get the best of her and I snapped her out of it. Lol She made it through and made a great nurse. gosh I loved her! When my gram was so sick she called constantly just to check in and see if we needed a break. Her heart was so big!! I’m honored to have called her friend. :'(

  11. Your Mom will always be near and you will be able to feel her presence every day .,,.God is right there beside you, taking each step with you and the family, to quiet your hearts and remind you always of His love, His strength, and His faithfulness.

    Tracy Harris

  12. Zach and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Cindy Lupcke

  13. Jerri Lynn had an amazing heart and a beautiful spirit! We are thankful that we had an opportunity to work with her and get to know her. Many Blessings to the family.

  14. My sincerely condolences to Jerri Lynn’s family. My memories of Jerri Lynn, and her family, go back to high school and I will never forget. God Bless you Jerri Lynn.

  15. Oh Mary – I am so so so sorry for your loss. Can’t you just see the hot pink ambulance pulling up for her – looking like a divine – glorified – Barbie-mobile – lights of glory flashing – rotating – lighting up the sky like the 4th of July – angels at each elbow as they dance their way to the “Big B-mobile” – laughing as they hang out the top – and blowing kisses to each and everyone one of you – friends and family as – Jerri Lynn Stieler has left the building and entered into the arms of her Savior – Dr. King Jesus! Let the Holy Ghost party begin!
    Love you Mary – Carol Lewis Barton

  16. Jerri Lynn was a walking benediction of God and always ready to serve. May her memory always live in the hearts of her family to be ever a comfort in there continued pilgrimage.
    Eric Schemanske

  17. Our hearts go out to Zach, Pete, Kaylyn and Jeremy, along with mom Joan, and Janet, Mary & Joe, and your families. Jerri Lynn was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by all of us. Randy and I have many special memories of Jerri Lynn and her children and know how very much she meant to her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time.

  18. To My Best Friend, I will always have you in my heart. My life will be very empty with out you, but your love and smile will stay with me until we hug again.

  19. Jerri Lynn a very precious lady with a big heart for helping others! I have some special moments I remember. I loved her laughter and sense of humor! I I loved her honesty and transparency and her way of making people feel welcomed!. I was thankful she was their for my son’s family when they needed encouragement and help! We will be keeping her beloved family in prayer and asking the good Lord to comfort them in the days, weeks, months and years ahead. Dear Jerri Lynn your life was cut way to short and I was hoping to connect with you when I heard you moved in the area again wish I didn’t have to wait! With love and prayers to the family, Jeanie Runde

  20. Although we did not know Jerri, we do have the privilege of knowing Kaylyn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kaylyn and your entire family. We know that your family is a very important part of your life. Stay strong! We are here if there is anything at all we can do. Bob, Cathy, Ashley and Diego

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