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Jerry Wenning, 74, of Van Wert, went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Leesburg, Fla.
He was born in Wapakoneta, the son of the late June (Pfenning) and William â€śBillâ€ť Wenning, who preceded him in death. In Wapakoneta, he married Alice (Oen) Wenning, who survives him in Van Wert.
Also surviving are a daughter, Kris Hiser; two sons, Kevin (Joy) Wenning and Keith (Tracey) Wenning; five grandchildren, Sarah (George) Searfoss, Joshua Hiser, Caleb Wenning, Jessica Wenning, and Gabrielle Wenning; two great-grandchildren, Carissa Searfoss and Olivia Searfoss; a sister, Judy (Richard) Clark; a brother, Jack Wenning; and other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Amanda Hiser and Naomi Hiser; a great-grandson, Andrew Searfoss; and a brother, Joe Wenning.
Jerry obtained an associate degree from Christian Life School of Theology and Seminary and graduated from Radiology Technology School at St. Ritaâ€™s Hospital in Lima. He worked in the Radiology Department at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., and was the Radiology Manager at Van Wert Coounty Hospital and Coldwater Community Hospital from which he retired.
Jerry was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves for seven years where he served as a corpsman. He was active in Boy Scouts where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout and served as an Assistant Scoutmaster. He served as a coach/mentor to youth basketball and baseball. He had been a member of Council 6034 Knights of Columbus where he served as Grand Knight. He was President of Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship International, an elder and board member at Liberty Temple Church in Lima, and Board member of the Van Wert Youth for Christ.
Jerry enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family, reading and studying the Bible, hunting, fishing, camping, boy scouting, softball, biking, canoeing, family get-togethers around the pool, world travel, the Ohio State Buckeyes, Boston Celtics, and the Cleveland Browns.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Evangelical Church in Van Wert, with the Rev. Jerry Hunt officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and 10 to 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the Van Wert Area Youth for Christ.
Condolences may be left at bricknerfuneralhome.com or sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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