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Jerry J. Obringer

July 18, 1931 — June 1, 2021

Jerome "Jerry" J. Obringer, 89, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at I.U. Health in Muncie, Indiana.

He was born on July 18, 1931, in Sharpsburg, to the late John and Theresa (Hemmelgarn) Obringer.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carolyn (King) Obringer, whom he married on June 29, 1957; his children, Dan (Cindy) Obringer of Minster, Mark (Annette) Obringer of Centerville, Paul (Mindy Flegle) Obringer of Bowling Green, Anne (Phil) Thobe of Maria Stein, Jane (Vaughn) Hipple of Coldwater, and Sarah (Doug) Jansen of St. Henry; his son-in-law, Dave Rudemiller of Cincinnati; his Finnish daughter, Kaija Parvianen; his grandchildren, Nick (Trish) Rudemiller, Elyse (Kyle) Sutton, Matthew Obringer, Randy (Kelly) Obringer, Doug Obringer, Rachel (Jesse) Maag, Ashley Obringer, Bethany (Brian) Livingston, Nathan Thobe, Michelle (Brent) Westheide, Dylan Thobe, Ryan Thobe, Elizabeth (Jacob) Schwieterman, Megan Hipple, Amanda Hipple, Laura Hipple, Theresa Hipple, James (Whitney) Jansen, Rose (Chase) Bruggeman, Isabelle Jansen, John Jansen, Grace Jansen, and Peter Jansen; his great grandchildren, Cayden and Clark Maag, Alec, Aria, and Corbin Livingston, and Nova and Eleonor Westerheide; his siblings, Dorothy Denney of Memphis, Tennessee, Ralph (Charlene) Obringer of Coldwater, and Carl (Mary) Obringer of Fort Recovery; and his in-laws, Jim King of Celina, Ruth King of Centerville, Ron (Connie) King of Decatur, Alabama, and Dennis (Carrie) King of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his children, Jim Obringer and Mary Rudemiller; his infant brother, Joseph Obringer; his siblings, Alvira (Harold) Kaiser, Rosemary (Victor) Metzger, Sr. Casilda Obringer, Werner (Joan) Obringer, Edward (Dorothy) Obringer; his brother-in-law, Wilson Denney; and his in-laws, Jackie King, and Janet (Jim) Price.

Jerry was a 1950 graduate of Fort Recovery High School. He spent several years serving his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean War. Jerry was a member of the VFW, where he was Quartermaster for over 45 years, the Fort Recovery American Legion, Fort Recovery Knights of Columbus, and the National Farmers Organization. Jerry was an active member of St. Peter Catholic Church, where he served on parish council and various other church activities. He was also a part of the St. Anthony Dinner Theater for over 11 years.

Jerry loved baseball and was an outstanding pitcher. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies and in the Semi Pro Western Ohio League. In 2008, he was inducted into the Fort Recovery Hall of Fame. Locally, Jerry coached little league, Legion ball, and the Pony League Champions. His love for baseball resulted in Jerry having an extensive baseball card collection. He loved going camping with his family, playing cards, and telling jokes to all those who would listen. Overall, Jerry was a simple man with a gentle spirit that gave everyone a chance, whether on the field or off.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1477 Philothea Road, Fort Recovery, Ohio 45836. Burial, with full military honors, will follow in the church cemetery.

Guests may visit with Jerry's family on Friday, June 4, 2021, from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Brockman Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. An American Legion prayer service will begin at 6:45 PM, followed by a Knights of Columbus prayer service. The visitation will continue on Saturday from 8:30 AM until 9:45 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Yakote Women Farmers, Attn: David Stone, 1110 SE Flavel St., Portland, OR, 97202 or online at www.yakotewomenfarmers.org. This organization provides funds for students in Ghana, which Jerry's daughter, Mary, spent many years helping.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com.



Visitation

Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home
  • 308 S. Wayne St.
    Fort Recovery, Ohio 45846

Prayer Service

Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home
  • 308 S. Wayne St.
    Fort Recovery, Ohio 45846
  • American Legion and Knights of Columbus Services 


Visitation

Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home
  • 308 S. Wayne St.
    Fort Recovery, Ohio 45846

Funeral Service

St. Peter Catholic Church
  • 1477 Philothea Road
    Fort Recovery, Ohio 45846
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