Jerry Keith Schnur was born on September 29, 1936, and went to be with God on December 2, 2016, at the age of 80 years, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
He lived his entire life in Bartholomew County. He graduated from Columbus High School in 1954, and served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for Cummins Engine Company for 32 years and retired in 1988. He was married to Janet (Jones).
He was a member of St. Paul’s and St. Peter’s Lutheran churches. In his younger year, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, airboating and spending time with his family and friends. Later in life he was active with the Reddington Rear Wheelers, the Brown County Antique Machinery Association and Orphan Grain Train. He loved to spend time with his church, his family and friends, and his tractors.
The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2016, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clifty. Calling will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clifty. Military honors will be presented by the Bartholomew County Veterans Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Society through the funeral home.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Agnes (Wiegman) Schnur, and his brother, John. He is survived by his children, Mark (Donna Escobar), Cindy (Del) Harrison, and Roger (Shelley); his grandchildren, Andrew (Lace), Jacob, Ryan and Taylor (Darien) Harrison, Courtney and Cassidy Schnur; and a great-grandchild, Lawson Harrison.
His family is at peace with giving him to God.
Let not your heart be troubled, you believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions … I go to prepare a place for you. – John 14.
You are invited to view his memorial video tribute after 1 p.m. Sunday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.