To Jerry's family. I am sorry to hear that he has passed, however I know God has him in an awesome place. I always enjoyed visiting with him when I did the carpet cleaning in his home. He was a great man, and it shows by his great family.
To Jerry's Family
Today on Christmas today I started to search for Jerry's phone number. To find that Jerry had died was quite a blow to me even though I had not talked to Jerry in over 20 years. My name is Fred Dunfey. Way back in years, I hired Jerry at Xerox in Webster, NY.
Jerry was a very, very special person. I loved Jerry and his wife. They both helped me through a very troubled time in my Life. It is sad that I was unable to connect with Jerry. I had tried in the past but could never find an elusive phone number.
I hope that Jerry's Family has a very special Christmas. I hope that Jerry will pray for me from heaven and that when my journey comes to an end Jerry will greet me at the gates of Heaven.
All my love to you his Family.
Jerry and I were classmates at Eagle Grove High School, then both graduated in engineering from Iowa State, and Jerry was an usher at my wedding in Marion 53 years ago and then we attended he and Connie's wedding a little later that year in Cedar Rapids. And I knew Connie's brother Curt in college and also when he lived in Waterloo until his death. Some people stand out above others in our lives and Jerry was always one of them. Always a delightful person and one who set great examples for living our lives. I last visited briefly with him in August when we both attended a noon gathering of classmates in Eagle Grove with Lynn also being there. Regret not spending more time with him then, but certainly was fortunate to have known Jerry in his earlier years, although we were not together often after college graduation. I'm certain he was content with this life and is now happy to be together again with Connie.
Jerry Bernard; classmate at Eagle Grove and Iowa State---Cedar Falls, Iowa
To Jerry and Connie's family
We were so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He was a very special friend.
We were so glad that we were able to visit with him in Denver last year.
He was so proud of all of you. We shall miss his clever Christmas letters.
Colman and Martha Dell
Brett, Tammy, and family....we are so sorry for your loss. I always enjoy being around your precious family. Brett, your Dad always had only kind words to say, and very often a twinkle in his eyes! I feel blessed to have known both of your parents, and feel comforted to know they are together again watching over all of you.
Julie Markwardt Thomas (Palm Harbor, Fla.)
To the entire Family – Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. So many good memories come to mind when the name Amosson is spoken. For me, the biggest is how you opened your home and your hearts to my son, Joel, when he decided to leave Colorado and return to Plano for friends and college. You were his second family – all the additional siblings and another Mom and Dad were just what he needed. Your guidance and love at that time in his life were a true gift and one that is remembered to this day. Each of us have one of Connie's angel paintings in our homes and they are constant reminders of your wonderful family. May your memories bring comfort and smiles to you all.
All - Jerry, Connie, and each of you are in our prayers today. He was a great man and truly a witness for Christ throughout his life. Your words above are so true. We remember his welcome spirit at your home and also at the lake when we were in Texas. His Christmas cards were always classics and we looked forward to his visit to Iowa each year! I'm looking at one of Connie's paintings hanging in our family room right now. Brings me a smile as I see and hear them both in my mind. I cry with sadness for his loss but know the peace and joy they are experiencing with the angels! Please know we are with you all in spirit and will say a Rosary for him today.
I wish I could be there with everyone right now, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Uncle Jerry was one of the most generous, caring, and loving people that I have ever met. His presence was so calming, it is hard to put into words. There are not many people that you will meet in life that you can sit in absolute silence with and not once feel awkward or uncomfortable. Many days when Grandma was sick I would sit across the table from him as he did his Sudoku quietly, occasionally glancing up with a grin to let me know that he was there. He said so many things, without ever saying a word. I know he is where he belongs with Aunt Connie now and I am thankful for the times that I was able to spend with him. There are so many good memories that he has created with so many of the people whose lives he has touched. I feel truly blessed to have had the chance to know such an amazing man.
To my summer Dad thank you so much for opening your home to me during the summers and allowing me to complete school. You never knew how much I appreciated you. You will be sorely missed until we meet again. I know Connie is waiting for you.
Brett, Tammy, and family -- A beautiful tribute that brings tears and a smile. Sounds like Jerry led a full life, filled with the love and legacy of family. I especially liked his title of Executive Grandfather! Thinking of you at this sad time. It is never easy to lose a parent, no matter our age. Take care. Joanne and Ray Enama