Jerome Wilderness Jr. 38, a resident of Merrillville, IN passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018. He was a graduate of Lew Wallace High School Class of 1998, Purdue University and Indiana Weslyn. He was an employee of U.S. Steel Gary Works. Jerome leaves to cherish his memories wife Syd S. Wilderness; 2 daughters Aaliyah and Jazmine; stepson Cedric Tippett Jr. mother Patricia Wilderness; sister Marisa Wilderness; 2 brothers Justin and Jarvas Wilderne, Father-in-law Ralph Hughes and a host of aunts, uncles, 1 niece other relatives and friends. Visitation Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 9-11:00 a.m. Funeral service immediately following at 11:00 a.m. all services at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2959 W. 11th Ave. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.