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GERALD L. "JERRY" COLPETZER SR., 72, of Fort Wayne, died on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at his home. Born April 2, 1942, in Fort Wayne, he was a son of John Colpetzer and Cora (Fulker son) Colpetzer. He honorably served his country for seven years in the United States Marine Corps. Jerry worked as a truck driver for 45 years. During that time he worked for several different companies. Survivors include his companion of 20 years, Shirley Stewart; 12 children, Ashley, Ann, Arin, Cora, Jerry, Tina, Tom, John, Joe, Tammy, Missy, and Jeanie; 21 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Barry Colpetzer; and sister, Janet Sue Treace. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Larry and Gary Colpetzer; sisters, Ruth Creech and Sharon McKinnley; and grandson, Deej. Funeral service is noon Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Ceruti's Bergstaff Place, 2020 East Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne. Chaplain Jim Teasdale and the Rev. James Maynard officiating. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Ceruti's Bergstaff Place, Fort Wayne. Entombment in Covington Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements by Northern Indiana Funeral Care of Fort Wayne. Send a condolence to the family at or find us on
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5800 Fairfield Avenue Fort Wayne, IN 46807
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 23, 2014
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