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Jerome "Jerry" D. Moeller, 87, of State Route 66, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes at his residence late Saturday afternoon, Sept. 21, 2013.
He was born on July 21, 1926, in St. Wendelin, to Daniel and Henrietta (Stammen) Moeller.
On June 25, 1947, at St. Bernard Church in Burkettsville, Jerry married Armella "Mick" (Rindler) Moeller, who survives.
Also surviving are four children, Shirly Ann and James Suchland of New Bremen, Dennis Moeller of Sidney, Wayne Moeller of Fort Loramie, and Dale and Dee Moeller of Indianapolis, Ind.; four grandchildren, Dan (and Kristel) and Bartt (and Michelle) Suchland, Adam and Josh Moeller; four great-grandchildren, Logan, Will, Grace and Dryden Suchland; six siblings, Andrew Moeller of Burkettsville, Thomas and Mary Moeller of Minster, Mary Lou Eilerman of North Star, Joan Eilerman of North Star, James and Esther Moeller of Springfield, Susan and LeRoy Unrast of Willcox, Ariz.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lucille and Albert Hoelscher of Fort Loramie, and Melvin and Luella Rindler of Montezuma.
He was preceded in death by both parents; one son, Randy Moeller; a brother, Algar and Velma Moeller; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Viola Moeller, Bernard and Alfred Eilerman, Cletus and Delores Rindler, and Arthur and Alvina Rindler.
Mr. Moeller was a 1944 Graduate of St. Henry High School. A World War II U.S. Navy Veteran, Jerry served as Seaman 1st. Class SV6 US NR. He retired from Wayne Trail Technologies of Fort Loramie in 1993. Previously he had worked for G and G Tool in Sidney.
He was a member of Only Believe Ministries in Botkins and the New Bremen American Legion Post 241. Jerry enjoyed social visiting and had never known a stranger.
He also enjoyed walking the dog, hunting and fishing. Jerry had a hobby of building fish scalers; some are even used across the world.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie, the Rev. Ed Ingrahm officiant.
Interment will follow at German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen with full military honors by the American Legion Firing Squad.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Gehret Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Only Believe Ministries Missions or charity of donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at GehretFuneralHome.com.