Jerry Blue

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Jerry Lee Blue

Jerry Lee Blue died at 1:15 p.m. on March 3, 2013, at the age of 83. Jerry was born on November 6, 1929, to Fred and Dot Blue in Carrolton Township, Carroll County. He had a sister Anne (deceased) married to Amos Spangler of Logansport and has a brother, Fred, married to Janis of Kokomo. Jerry graduated from Carrollton High School in 1947. Serving in the United States Army, 8th Infantry Division Jerry was honorably discharged at the rank of CPL. In 1953, he married the love of his life, Mary Louise Yeakley who survives, of Deer Creek. They set up house-keeping and raised three children on the family farm; Robert, married to Roberta of Delphi, Mary Ann, married to Vince Gotera of Cedar Falls, Iowa, David, married Karen, of Logansport; grandchildren, Liddia (Ian) Clift of Rochester, Minn., Abby, (Mathew) Gould, of Boone, N.C., Marty (Grace) Gotera, of Germany, Amanda of Austin, Texas, Amelia, Melina and Gabriel, of Cedar Falls, Dane and Austin, of Elkhart, and Madison, of South Bend; and great-grandchildren, Adyson, Owen and Mara of Rochester, Minn.

Jerry, "Mose", enjoyed playing basketball, fast-pitch softball, hunting and trapping. He was active in the Deer Creek Presbyterian Church, REMC at local and state levels, Democrat Party and served on the Carroll Consolidated School Board. He was a naturalist who studied the outdoors, from trees and their occupants to flowers and their insects. But mostly he loved to fish, and fished to live. A farmer for most of his life, Jerry and Mary owned and operated the Wildcat Creek Bed and Breakfast in Cutler for the past 16 years. They have enjoyed guests from 37 states and 17 countries. He never met a stranger.

Jerry had a sense of humor and was a man of his word and loved people. His life will be celebrated at the Adam's Mill near Cutler on Saturday, May 25th at 1 p.m. Family and friends are invited.

Memorial contributions may be made to Adams Mill Inc., P.O. Box 582, Cutler, IN 46920. Arrangements have been entrusted with Stout & Son Funeral Home in Burlington.

Published in the Journal & Courier from Mar. 6 to Mar. 7, 2013