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Jerry L. Dinius, 65, of Roanoke, died at 10:10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at his residence.
He had been in declining health for the past two years.
Born Dec. 5, 1945, he was the son of the late Gerald K. Dinius and Helen E. Maggart.
He attended Columbia City Joint High School and for the last 25 years, he worked at Water Furnace International in Fort Wayne.
He had been a 20-plus-year resident of Roanoke, living in Columbia City prior to that.
Jerry was an avid fisherman, gun collector and loved the outdoors.
He was a long-time active member of the National Rifle Association.
His love of music included big band and anything related to jazz.
Survivors include his sister, Celinda â€śCindyâ€ť (Mike) Land of Columbia City; nieces, Dawn (Roger) Roberts of Fort Wayne and Lisa Roberts of Pierceton; close friend, Karen Harper of Fort Wayne; and five great-nephews and one great-niece.
He was preceded in death by his parents; paternal grandparents, Shirley and Celinda Dinius; maternal grandparents, Dorothy and Santford Maggart; and brother-in-law and close friend, John E. Briggs, Sr.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 2 to 7 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City.
The funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at 7 p.m.
Certified Funeral Celebrant Sharon Brockhaus, GSP, CFC of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home will officiate.
Burial will be private. In memory of Mr. Dinius, memorial donations can be made to the National Rifle Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
To sign the guest register or send the family a condolence, please visit www.demoneygrimes.com.