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Jerry J Zorger, 78, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at his home.
Born Aug. 30, 1935, in Allen County, he was the son of Dewey Zorger and Bessie (Stouder) Zorger.
He has lived in Allen and Whitley Counties, and since 1959 at present farm in Thorncreek Township.
He graduated from Jefferson Center High School with the Class of 1953. On June 25, 1955, he married Jean Hinen at St. Catherineâ€™s Catholic Church, Nix Settlement. Along with being a general farmer his entire lifetime, Jerry also worked at Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne, retiring 21 years ago as a machine operator.
He was a member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, and their softball team until age 50 and Eagles Lodge #1906.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 58 years, Jean Zorger; daughters, Vicki Wolf of Columbia City and Tam (Scott) Downing-Snyder of Columbia City; sons, Rick (Kathy) Zorger of Columbia City and Rod (Jenny) Zorger of Columbia City; brothers, Norman (Gloria) Zorger of Spencerville, Keith (Donna) Zorger of Spencerville and Lyle Zorger of Fort Wayne; twin sister, Jean (Earl) Auld of Auburn; nine grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lavern, Marvin, and his 10 year old brother, Kenny; and son-in-laws, Gary Wolf and Mark Downing.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary starting the visitation at 2 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes, a Life Story Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, 315 S. Line St., Columbia City, with a gathering one hour prior. Father Gary Sigler will be officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be given in Jerryâ€™s memory to Masses or Heartland Hospice.
Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.