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Jerald Lynn Fenstermaker

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Jerald Lynn Fenstermaker

Springfield - Jerald Lynn Fenstermaker of Springfield, Missouri passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 11, 2018 after a long illness. Born on May 28, 1942 in Warren, Ohio, he graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in 1960, received his Bachelors of Business Administration from Bowling Green State University in 1964 and a Masters of Business Administration from Xavier University in 1965. He was later commissioned as an officer in the United States Army and worked at the Pentagon. After being honorably discharged in 1967 with the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service, Jerry had a long and distinguished career in banking and financial services. He held a variety of senior executive positions, most notably with Citicorp, Allsup, Sandia National Bank, Merrill Lynch, and Freedom Financial Group. Throughout his life, Jerry believed strongly in public service and in supporting charitable causes. He served on the board of the Children's Hospital of St. Louis for four years and as Chairman of the Springfield Pension Board Task Force in 2009, amongst other endeavors. He also made a foray into local politics, running for Presiding Commissioner of Springfield's Greene County in 2014.

Jerry had many hobbies and passions that he shared with his friends and family. He was known for his enthusiastic love of sports, cars, good food and fine wine. He traveled extensively throughout the world during his lifetime, but was equally content to swap stories with his many friends at Springfield's Metropolitan Grill.

Jerry was preceded in death by his father Glenn O. Fenstermaker of Ohio, his mother Irene K. Fenstermaker, and his fiancée Glenda Bradbury of Shelbina, Missouri. He is survived by his daughters Heather Vasek of Austin, Texas and Erin Fenstermaker of Dallas, Texas, and two grandchildren Jenna Vasek and Dylan Vasek.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Springfield on Saturday, 7/14/18 for friends and family. A private burial will be held in Warren, Ohio at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jerry's honor can be made to the Boys & Girls Club of Springfield, Missouri. Jerry's family would like to extend a special thanks to his friends Scott Erwin, Brad Gilbert and Jim O'Neal who unfailingly supported him as a friend in his final months.
Published in the News-Leader on July 13, 2018
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