James F. Kerg Sr.

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SIDNEY - James F. Kerg Sr., 82, 10 Knollwood Lane, Sidney, died at his residence on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at 12:17 a.m. He was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Cleveland, the son of Theodore and Viola (Schilke) Kerg and they are deceased. He was married to Patricia Palsak on Nov. 20, 1954, and she survives along with four children, James F. Kerg Jr. of Sidney, Christopher Kerg and wife Lisa of Piqua, Karen Potts and husband David of Sidney and Sue Carr and husband Greg of Louisville, Ky., and 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

One son, Michael Kerg and two brothers, David Kerg and Theodore Kerg are deceased.

Mr. Kerg was a graduate of John Carroll University with a degree in Business Administration. He was the President and co-owner of Piqua Paper Box Company He was a United States Army veteran, a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church where he served as an usher, an avid golfer, founding member of the Lehman Scholarship Fund, member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and a board member of the Piqua Country Club and Wilson Memorial Hospital.

As per the deceased request, private funeral services will be held on Wednesday at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney with the Rev. Daniel Hess. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney, at 11 a.m. following the private funeral services at the funeral home. Friends are invited to the committal service at the cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lehman Scholarship Fund, 2400 St. Mary's Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365, Holy Angels School Foundation, 120 E. Water St., Sidney, Ohio 45365 or Wilson Hospice, 1083 Fairington Dr., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Condolences may be expressed to the Kerg family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at:

Published in Piqua Daily Call on Oct. 28, 2012
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