OBITUARY

Jerry L. Kirchner Sr.

October 17, 1939October 29, 2021

Jerry L. Kirchner, Sr., 82 of Dayton, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on October 29, 2021.

Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Kirchner; mother, Della (Harshman) Kirchner; siblings, Katherine (Cecil) Blankenbeckler, Phyliss (Wilbur) Wimsatt, William Kirchner, James Kirchner, Walter (Butch) Kirchner, and Linda Grissom; and daughter-in-law, Colleen (Harvey) Kirchner.

Jerry is survived by sons, Jerry Kirchner, Jr. and Scott Kirchner; daughter, Tracie (Kirchner) Tullus; grandchildren, Joshua, Nathaniel, & Samantha Tullus and Kylie Kirchner; sisters, Carol Clouse and Karen (Kenton) Smith; and a multitude of beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Jerry was a lifelong resident of Dayton, Ohio. He served in the Army, stationed in Germany before discharge. Jerry pursued a career as a typesetter, working at McCall Magazine until being laid off in the early 70s. Jerry spent a few years as a stay at home dad before stay at home dads were cool. Jerry then took a job working for General Motors and worked for 22 years before retiring. He spent his retirement years fishing, attending baseball games and fish fries, vacationing with family, and traveling to Vegas.

Jerry enjoyed his group of friends from the Kettering Rec Center where he spent many hours walking the track, shooting the bull with friends, and relaxing in the hot tub. Jerry was a man dedicated to family and friends as demonstrated by his lifelong friendships with high school friends, work buddies, past neighbors, and fellow veterans.

Dad was kidder, a jokester and positive person. He was a quiet rock in the middle of storms; he was a constant when you weren’t sure where to turn. He is loved and dearly missed in the lives of his family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 11am until 2 pm with a memorial service starting at 2pm on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Tobias Funeral Home - Belmont Chapel, 648 Watervliet Ave, Dayton, OH, 45420.

Services

4 December

Memorial Visitation

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tobias Funeral Home

Belmont Chapel


Dayton, Ohio

4 December

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

 

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Don Bender

November 15, 2021

Praying for God's comfort and strength at this time Jerry and I shared many good times growing up in Belmont.

Don Bender

Jane Hall

November 14, 2021

My prayers for Jerry’s family
Jerry was always a pleasure to run into
Sorry for your loss

Jane Hall