Obituary-Jerry L. Wiemers

Jerry Lee Wiemers, 81, Washington, died October 3, 2022, at his home.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 9, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Ward Funeral Home in Washington.  The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Monday, October 10, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Greenleaf.

Burial will be in the Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery.

Jerry was born June 14, 1941 at rural Greenleaf, KS to Gerhard and Edna (Ohlde) Wiemers.  He graduated Greenleaf High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army.  After his honorable discharge, he returned home to farm.

On January 25, 1970, Jerry was united in marriage to Betty Bierbaum at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Greenleaf.  They were blessed with six children, Bryan, Sheryl, John, Christina, Michele and Scott.  In 2000, they moved from the farm to Washington.  Jerry farmed and worked at Linn Post and Pipe.  After retiring, he would help others with farming.

Jerry was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, the Men’s Club and VFW. He served on the Linn Community Nursing Home Board for several years.

Jerry enjoyed watching westerns, especially John Wayne, homemade ice cream, traveling and watching sports.  He played volleyball on the church team and served on the fair board as a supervisor.  He would help in the 4-H food stand and helped with quilting at Bethlehem Lutheran.  He made quilts for the grandkids.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and brother, Daryl Wiemers.

Survivors include his wife, Betty; sons, Bryan (Linda) Wiemers, Augusta, John (Kayla Wilson) Wiemers, Augusta and Scott (Elizabeth Hunter) Wiemers, Emporia; daughers, Sheryl (Jase and Morgan Garrison) Wiemers, Emporia, Christina (Steve) Murdock, Beatrice, NE, Michele (Ron Disney) Wiemers, Americus; brothers, Keith Wiemers, Greenleaf, Delwin (Karen) Wiemers, Washington; sisters-in-law, Pat Bierbaum, Dalhart, TX and Arlene (Melvyn) Miller, Greenleaf; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial fund is established to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lutheran Hour or Linn Community Nursing Home.  Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home.

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