Jerome L. Ameling
1962 - 2021
BORN
1962
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Eggleston-Meinert-Pavley Funeral Home
1111 Woodville Rd
Millbury, OH
Jerome L. Ameling

Jerome Lewis Ameling, 59, of Elmore, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly at Mercy St. Charles Hospital on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Jerry was born in Fremont, Ohio on January 2, 1962 to Lewis and Yoland (Schneider) Ameling, who preceded Jerry in death. Jerry was a 1980 graduate of Fremont Ross High School and furthered his education with a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Toledo and then his MBA from Bowling Green State University. Jerry had worked for BGSU for 29 years and last worked as a business data analyst for Midwest Tape in Holland, Ohio.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Lori (Darr); his adoring children, Jessica (Alan) Ameling Rupp, Kristen (Ray) Robinson; Michael (Amanda) Ameling; and grandpa's seven little girls, Evelyn, McKenzie, Emma, Jordy, Luna, Emileigh, Quinn; his dear sister, Joan Ameling; loving father and mother-in-law, William and Agnes Darr.

To know Jerry was to love him, he saw the best in every person he ever interacted with. He was fiercely devoted to his family and large circle of close friends. He was the best son, husband, brother, uncle, father, and grandfather that anyone could ever ask for. He met his wife, Lori, when they were both students at the University of Toledo. He knew he had found true love because she had the trifecta: Catholic, Tigers Fan, and an awesome stereo. Together they raised their three children and coached every sport, volunteered for every committee and hosted every team dinner and end-of-season pond party they could. When Jerry's 7 granddaughters came along, he somehow took his game up another notch. Those little girls just adored their grandpa and he found a way to connect with each one of them.

Jerry's love of sports can't be matched. He could name every fact about all of his favorite teams - the Tigers, UT Rockets, BGSU Falcons, Fremont Ross Little Giants, Cardinal Stritch Cardinals - and he had a special knack for knowing the mascot of every NCAA basketball team. He loved playing basketball at the BG rec with the "old guy league - the noon ballers" and with his son, Michael, who shared his passion for basketball. He loved watching all of his kids play sports - coaching and cheering them on to regional basketball finals, the state track meet, and collegiate sports; and then watching his sons-in-law and daughter-in-law coach collegiate track & field, high school cross country, and first grade soccer. Recently he loved watching his granddaughters play in the backyard (sometimes on the swingset he helped build them) and play soccer. One of his other passions was music. He loved singing in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel choir, and watching his nieces and nephews in their high school and college bands and symphonies.

Jerry had an adventurous spirit and loved trying new foods and traveling to new places across the country. He spent months planning an "Out West" trip when his kids were young. The 5 of them traveled to all the National Parks they could in 17 days covering 5,700 miles - camping in the Rockies, watching Old Faithful erupt, and watching the sun set over the Grand Canyon. He loved traveling to new places with his wife where they could bring their bicycles (and of course riding the North Coast Inland trail next to their house), and to cities across the country to run half marathons with his adult children. He was also an avid gardener, and loved "getting his hands in the dirt" just like his dad. Jerry was a helper and never hesitated to give his time and talents for others. In fact, this was what brought him the most joy in his life. We know he will be missed terribly by all the people he has touched.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 15, from 2-8 p.m. at Eggleston Meinert & Pavley Funeral Home, Millbury Chapel, 1111 Woodville Road, Millbury, Ohio. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 1105 N Elliston Road, Martin, Ohio, where the family will greet friends one hour prior to the mass. Masks are encouraged but not required. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy in Jerry's name are asked to consider the American Heart Association or Kateri Cardinal Stritch High School.

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Published by The Blade on Oct. 14, 2021.
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Oct
15
Visitation
2:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Eggleston-Meinert-Pavley Funeral Home
1111 Woodville Rd, Millbury, OH
Oct
16
Visitation
10:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
1105 N Elliston Road, Martin, OH
Oct
16
Mass of Christian Burial
11:00a.m.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
1105 N Elliston Road, Martin, OH
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21 Entries
I just found out tonight, so sorry for your loss, I can´t imagine the pain and grief. God bless the family and watch over them
Tom Purdue
October 18, 2021
So sorry to learn of this. Sending love and prayers to your family.
Diana (DeSloover)Dunsmore
October 17, 2021
Never without a smile.... a wonderful singer in our choir at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. I will remember his smiles, his stories of his grand daughters and how he lit up when he spoke of them, and his great voice. I am praying for you, the family, for peace and comfort.
Julie Hartford
October 16, 2021
Jessica, We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your dad. Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Anne Yeager
Friend
October 15, 2021
We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Mr Ameling was a great man who should always be remembered for his smile and laugh, and for being an incredibly proud father to 3 great people.
The Thanasiu´s
October 15, 2021
To the Ameling family: I have met all of you and I am deeply saddened by the passing of your dad/ husband. He was a great guy. I had spoken with him when he came to the Fall Formal with Mrs. Ambling and their square dancing followers! He also has 3 fantastic children who will go far in life, because they had 2 great role models aka their parents. I will pray for your dad/ husband. Again, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Chef Rand CDM, CSC
Randy Urbanowicz
Work
October 15, 2021
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
October 15, 2021
We are so sorry about Jerry and extend our deepest sympathy to you. We will definitely miss him and his voice in the OLMC choir. We pray God will give you all peace and comfort during this very difficult time.
Mike and Betty Wilson
October 15, 2021
Jerry and I, as proud grandparents, frequently discussed our growing number of grandchildren and always shared stories and pictures. Always smiling and always willing to offer a helping hand. My condolences to his family, praying for all them.
Dawn Frieson, BGSU
Work
October 15, 2021
Jerry always had a smile on his face and always a good word to say. I had the opportunity to talk with Jerry at length during our recent 40+1 Class Reunion. We went from 1st-12th grade together in Fremont. Jerry you will be dearly missed and will be in my prayers. May God Bless you.
James Ferguson
Friend
October 14, 2021
Sending prayers for peace and comfort that only God can give during this most difficult time. Keeping you all in prayer.
Adrienne Castellanos
October 14, 2021
To "Nurse Lori", sending heartfelt love and prayers for your whole family. God Bless you all! ~jeny netry (St. Pat's in Toledo)
Jeny Netry (St. Pat's in Toledo)
Work
October 14, 2021
Dan and Allie Black
October 14, 2021
I got to work with Jerry a few times while he was at BGSU, and he was always one of the nicest people I have met while working at BGSU. He always had a smile on his face and was great to work with. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time. Rest in peace Jerry.
Kurt Bechstein
Friend
October 14, 2021
I have known Jerry my whole life. He walked me to school when I was in kindergarten. I high school I was blessed to meet Lori who became one of my best friends. I am very saddened to hear about this sudden loss. I will add your family to my meditation.
Brenda Trevino
October 14, 2021
Lori and John Ellinger
October 14, 2021
I am sadden to hear that A Great human like Jerry has left this earth. Jerry was a good guy always had a smile on his face. He will be truly missed. Prayers to his wife and family. He will NEVER be forgotten. Rest Well My Brother.
Tony Burel
Friend
October 14, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Was a great guy at work with and will be very much missed.
John Shortridge
October 14, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Ameling Family. Blessed to know Jerry at Fremont Ross and at BGSU. May The Lord give you all strength and peace.
Connie Rodriguez Weaver
Work
October 14, 2021
God bless you, Ameling family. Jerry will be very missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Sending lots of love your way.
Henry Matthews
Work
October 14, 2021
My heart goes out to entire Ameling family for the loss of such an amazing husband, father, and grandpa. All my love and prayers, Leanne
Leanne Benson
Friend
October 14, 2021
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