Gerald “Jerry” A. Even
He was born July 5, 1939, in Gilbertville, the son of Joseph and Rose Mangrich Even. He married Connie Schmitz July 23, 1962, in Raymond.
He graduated from St. James Trade and High School in Springfield, Ill. in 1958. He worked as an auto mechanic before being employed with John Deere for 30 years as a mechanic retiring from the Product Engineering Center in 1994. He served 16 years on the Gilbertville City Council, 10 years on the Gilbertville Fire Department, and served on the I.C. Church Council and I.C. School Board.
Survived by: his wife, Connie of Gilbertville; a daughter Angie (Tim) Tiefenthaler of San Francisco, Calif.; a son, Cory Even of Gilbertville; a grandson, Casey Tiefenthaler; a granddaughter, Kaylee Even; two brothers, Tony and Ted (Delores) Even of Gilbertville; a sister, Sister Therese Even, SSND of Mankato, Minn.; and a sister-in-law- Bernice Even of Jesup.
Preceded in death by: his parents; stepmother, Francis Even; an infant grandson, Kaleb Even; four brothers, Cletus, Joseph, Norbert, and Leonard Even; two sisters, Sister Monica Even, SSND and Mary Fischels; and three sisters-in-law, Maxine, Jean, and Ella Even.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Gilbertville with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Public visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. Thursday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on South Street where there will be a 4:00 p.m. Catholic Order of Foresters rosary. Visitation will continue for one hour before the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the National Kidney Foundation or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Condolences may be left at: www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com
Jerry was loved by all and will be dearly missed.