Jerome "Jerry" H. Schwieterman, 83, of Portland, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at his home.

He was born on Feb. 19, 1939, in Jay County, Indiana, to the late Anthony and Anna (Braun) Schwieterman.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ilene (Gettinger) Schwieterman, whom he married on May 7, 1960; his children, Randy (Deb) Schwieterman of Melbourne, Florida, Mike (Karen) Schwieterman of Fort Recovery, Lisa (Steve) Wood of Portland, Joe (Angie) Schwieterman of Leo, Indiana, Tina (Dale) Easton of Fort Recovery, Steve (Jennifer) Schwieterman of Portland, and Paul (Andrea) Schwieterman of Bluffton, Indiana; his 36 grandchildren; and his 31 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his sister, Thelma King.

Jerry was a 1957 graduate of Fort Recovery High School. Shortly after he graduated, he joined the U.S. Army National Guard until he was honorably discharged in 1964 with the rank sergeant.

Jerry was a lifelong farmer in Jay County and enjoyed collecting a variety of religious photos. He was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church and the Fort Recovery Knights of Columbus.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, with Fr. Mike Kapolka officiating. Burial, with military honors conducted by the Fort Recovery American Legion, will follow in St. Marys Cemetery in Fort Recovery.

Guests may visit with Jerry's family on Friday, May 13, 2022, from 3 to 7 p.m. and again on Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Brockman Boeckman Funeral Home in Fort Recovery. The Fort Recovery Knights of Columbus will lead a prayer service at the funeral home beginning at 6:45 p.m. on Friday.

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