MAGNET - Jerome M. Knieriem, 65, passed away at his home Wednesday, July 24, 2013, surrounded by his family, after a lengthy illness.
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He was born Aug. 17, 1947, in Oriole.Â His parents were the late Lafe and Vivian (Senn) Knieriem.Â Also preceding him in death were his sisters, Irene Young and Esther Mueller.
Jerome was a 1965 graduate of Perry Central High School and was a United States Army veteran and served during the Vietnam era.
He married Sherry Flamion Aug. 8, 1970, at Branchville United Methodist Church. Jerome was a member of Alton American Legion.
He was a mechanic and retired from Southwire in Hawesville, Ky., after 30 years of service.
Surviving are his wife, Sherry Knieriem; his sons, Ryan Knieriem (Heather) of Magnet, Aaron Knieriem (Kendra) of Crothersville and Kyle Knieriem (Valerie) of Tell City; his brothers, Marcus Knieriem of Louisville, Ky., Russell Knieriem of Oriole and Donald Leonard Knieriem of Louisville and eight grandchildren, Lain, Bryce, Trace, Lauren, Andrew, Brooke, Luke and Jack Â Knieriem.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel, with burial in German Ridge Cemetery near Oriole where military graveside rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 213.
There will be visitation from 3 until 8 a.m. Friday, July 26, and from 9 a.m. until service time Saturday. The Rev. John Pearce will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Branchville United Methodist Church or German Ridge Cemetery in Oriole.
Messages of condolence may be left online at www.huberfuneralhome.net.
Published in Perry County News on July 25, 2013