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Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

1701 East Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC

OBITUARY

Mr. Jerold "Jerry" Clyde Misner

May 19, 1938March 12, 2020
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Mr. Jerold "Jerry" Clyde Misner, age 81, of Raleigh, North Carolina passed away on Thursday March 12, 2020. Jerry was born May 19, 1938 in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Jerry was a graduate of Battle Creek Central High School, class of '56. Jerry attended Western Michigan University, was on the WSU swim team and met his wife, Mary Ellen Lemm, there. After graduating, he went on to teach high school history in Lansing, Michigan. His next step was to accept a teaching/coaching position at Central Michigan University. Years later Jerry attended the University of Utah, where he received his Ph.D., and then returned to CMU where he continued to teach and coach for just under 30 years. Toward the end of his career Jerry was the Associate Dean of the School of Health, Education and Human Services.

Jerry had a passion for education and sports. He coached the CMU Tennis team in early years, and continued coaching the CMU Swimming and Diving teams for the bulk of his career. He had a special bond with his swimmers that lasted a lifetime. He also founded the CMU sailing club.

A sunny day of golf or sailing with friends followed by some fudge or a cold beer would be Jerry's perfect day. Jerry was kind and patient, bringing a smile with him everywhere he went.

Jerry is survived by his daughters; Carla Kaucheck and Marianne Petruccione, and his grandchildren Mary Ellen Kaucheck, Cole Kaucheck, Isabella Petruccione and Thomas Petruccione, Jr.

Jerry is preceded in death by his spouse Mary Ellen Misner, and his siblings Molly Mitchell and James Misner, and his nephew, Jeff Seybert. He has two living sibllngs, Ann Wheeler and John Misner.

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Steve Ponscheck

March 30, 2020

Our family lived across from the Misners on Highway St. in Battle Creek. Even though Jerry was older than most of us I do recall when he returned home for visits. A lot of it was centered around the basketball hoop on their garage. Jerry, Jim, and John were tremendous athletes. Their house was always a hub of activity, Wilda their mother was a special person to all of us in the neighborhood. Great memories of those days.

Brad Tillson

March 29, 2020

I met Jerry last fall on a golf course soon after he moved to Raleigh. We hit it off and started playing regularly. I liked him a lot and was looking forward to many more rounds of golf with him. My wife sent him food and we planned to have him over for dinner. I was stunned and deeply saddened by his death. We talked a lot about children and grandchildren and I know how much he loved them. My deepest condolences. I will miss him.

Pat and Rodger Gray

March 20, 2020

Jerry was a very special, gentle man. While growing up, our family spent many wonderful vacations with our Misner cousins. Jerry was always so tolerant of his little cousins. In later years we were able to spend some quality time with him playing golf and he visited at our home several times in the past few years. He will be sadly missed by many people. We send our thoughts to his family.

Jeff Diekema

March 17, 2020

I was so sorry to hear of Doc’s passing. I saw him a couple years ago and he looked great and it was absolutely great to see him! I spent a lot of time with Coach over my 5 years at CMU, and got to know him very well outside of the pool, traveling to national meets and events. Doc was the perfect coach for me and because of his mentoring, I, too, spent years coaching college swimmers and teaching physical education—but not nearly as many years!

My sympathies with Carla and Marianne. Thanks for sharing your dad with all of us for so many years.

Albert Fitzgerald

March 15, 2020

Jerry Misner was not just a great friend, but a great golfing friend.
Our many rounds of golf together will never be forgotten. Jerry was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. His presence is sorely missed by all of us who enjoyed precious time with him.

Jerry, swing smooth my fear friend.

John Arrington

March 15, 2020

POLLY huber

March 13, 2020

....a lovely, gentle man who loved and was proud of his family.

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