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Gerald "Jerry" David Althen

Gerald "Jerry" David Althen
  • August 16, 1938 - June 6, 2020
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

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“Jerry I will miss you very much. Your smile, jokes and hugs. Ill see you again in our eternal home. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. ”
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“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. So sorry to hear of his passing. A wonderful guy who loved life. RIP ”
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“Howard:Please accept my condolences on the death of your father. I recall several times talking with you about him and the impact his career had on...Read More ยป
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Gerald "Jerry" David Althen, 81, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Phyllis Ann Watts Althen passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, June 6, 2020. A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020 at Christ Church Anglican, 2304 Highway 17 N in Mount Pleasant. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, 1308 Mathis Ferry Road in Mount Pleasant. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Jerry was born August 16, 1938 in North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, second of eight children of the late Enid Bushee Althen and James Miner and late step-father, Arthur George Althen. Jerry always loved construction, especially buildings made with structural steel. Having worked for various steel fabricators and structural steel detailers, Jerry, along with three other partners and good friends, started Southern Detailing Company in 1980. Over the next 30+ years, they grew Southern Detailing Company into a company with a national reputation as being one of the best in the steel detailing industry. Up until a few years ago, Jerry was an avid golfer and private pilot. He was adventurous and always loved to try new things. Jerry was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

Jerry is survived by his spouse of almost 51 years, Phyllis Watts Althen and his son, Howard David Althen, his daughter, Sandra Althen Patrick, his son-in-law, Dennis Michael Patrick and daughter-in-law, Sarah Battock Althen and his grandchildren, Jackson Althen, William Althen, Paul-David Patrick, Eleanor Patrick, Brooks Bennett and Cailyn Bennett. He is also survived by his sisters, Faith Hendrix, Ruth Porter, Judy Bailey and Grace Neal and his brother, George Althen. Jerry was preceded in death by his brother, Arthur Althen and his sister, Joy Cole. Finally, Jerry is survived by his many beloved nieces, nephews and even some great nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Parkinson Research Foundation, 5969 Cattleridge Blvd., Suite 100, Sarasota, FL, 34232 (www.parkinson.org <http://www.parkinson.org>) to help find a cure for Parkinson's disease.