Bailey Zechar Funeral Home

653 Hickey Ave, Versailles, OH


Gerald "Jerry" F Hemmelgarn

July 2, 1927August 9, 2019

Gerald F. “Jerry” Hemmelgarn age 92, of Versailles passed away at 7:25 AM on Friday, August 9, 2019, at his residence. Jerry was born July 2, 1927, in Burkettsville to the late Ernest & Lena (Pottkotter) Hemmelgarn. Jerry was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Leetta Hemmelgarn. Jerry is survived by his wife of 68 years, Norma E. (Gaier) Hemmelgarn whom he married June 27, 1951; children, Larry & Dana Hemmelgarn of Tennessee, Mike Hemmelgarn of Versailles, Rose & Don Lucas of Arcanum, Tom & Sonya Hemmelgarn of Dayton and Margie Mayhew & fiancé, Mark Siegel of Versailles; sister, Ruth Bettinger of Tampa, Florida; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Jerry worked at Worch Lumber Co. in Versailles from 1949-1960. He retired from Larger Bros. Transport in Ft. Loramie where he hauled milk for 31 years. After his retirement, Jerry mowed grass for Wayne Township for many years. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 12, 2019, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Rev. Fr. Jim Simons officiating. Burial will follow in St. Valbert Cemetery in Versailles. The family will receive friends on Monday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Versailles Emergency Medical Services.


  • Visitation Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 12, 2019


Gerald "Jerry" F Hemmelgarn

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