Jerry E. Niedens
1943 - 2018
Jerry E. Niedens January 17, 1943 - August 9, 2018 San Diego (Mira Mesa), CA Jerry Niedens, 75, passed away peacefully at his home on August 9, 2018, after a short battle with brain cancer. He was born January 17, 1943 at Mercy Hospital in San Diego to Victor and Ilien Niedens. Jerry graduated from Grossmont High School in 1962. He then went on to work in the trucking industry, from which he retired in 2003. He was preceded in death by both of his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Norma; 3 sons, Jerry Jr. (Tammy), Dan (Tami), and Dennis (Julie); 1 daughter, Rechelle Davis (Bret); 10 grandchildren, Brandon, Rick, Alyssa (James), Kaitlyn (Jake), Jeremy, Morgan, Colette, Carter, Chloe, and Logan; 2 great-grandchildren, Wyatt, and Austlynn; 2 sisters, Jan Nielsen (Bill), and Peggy Morse (Chuck); 1 brother, Victor (Cindy); and numerous nieces and nephews. Jerry had a lot of hobbies and interests. He was a true family man. He enjoyed his classic vehicles, fishing, gardening, and RV travel. He was a member of several car clubs here in San Diego, an active member of both the Mira Mesa Chapter of the Lions Club and the Antique Truck Society. His love of life was continuous. He was never shy about meeting new people and was loved by many. His life was cut short and he will forever be greatly missed by his family and friends. To honor Jerry, the Mira Mesa Lions Club will be sponsoring a car show at Mira Mesa High School on September 15th from 11:00AM to 3:00PM, a celebration of life. Please feel free to participate or just come and see the cars.
Published by San Diego Union-Tribune on Sep. 2, 2018.
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Celebration of Life
11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Mira Mesa High School
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I am so sorry for your loss, sending my deepest condolences, please take comfort in knowing that God cares personally for you and your family
August 28, 2019
Dear Norma, My daughters and I walked past your home everyday to elementary school for many years.
Several mornings you and Jerry would be outside with the big puppy or on your way to work, with a quick kiss and a wave. My family had seen the two of you at the Nut Bates farm car show in years past, even got a taste of the figs outside your front door. I've seen the RV, trucks and buggie move around but always thought the two of you were on a great adventure. It is with much sadness that I read this article. We saw an alert regarding your red truck and knew where it belonged. You and your family are well loved by this community. I am sure the truck will be returned. With much sadness, Debbie and family

April 9, 2019
Dear Norma,
I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He was a wonderful person, even though I saw him only occasional after I retired. I met Jerry when I worked at Sony in the 90's and we became business friends then. Over the years we'd see each other at various transportation events or just around Mira Mesa after I moved there in 1989. I've missed seeing you both the last few years. May he rest in peace.
Irene Sterns
September 4, 2018
Norma, we are truly sorry to learn of Jerry's passing. It is very hard to believe. It seems like we just saw you two out at Bates Nut Farm, for a car show. Barbara & Gerry (red & white 55)
Barbara & Gerry Fleming
September 2, 2018
I enjoyed my over 40 years as a friend, and co worker. Jerry was a great guy. We always made each other laugh when together. RIP my friend.
John Norman
September 2, 2018
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