James F. Kerg Sr.

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SIDNEY - James F. Kerg Sr., 82, of 10 Knollwood Lane, Sidney, Ohio, died at his residence on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at 12:17 a.m.
He was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Cleveland, Ohio, 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, Ohio, Karen Potts and husband David of Sidney and Sue Carr and husband Greg of Louisville, Ky.; 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's request, private funeral services will be Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney with the Rev. Daniel Hess. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lehman Scholarship Fund, 2400 St. Mary's Ave., Sidney, OH 45365; Holy Angels School Foundation, 120 E. Water St., Sidney, OH 45365; or Wilson Hospice, 1083 Fairington Drive, Sidney, OH 45365.
Condolences may be expressed to the Kerg family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's website at

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