LEWISBURG — Jerry F. Wenrich, 60, of 1651 St. Mary Street, Lewisburg, died Thursday, April 2, 2009, in the Emergency Room at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.
Born Feb. 19, 1949, in Hartleton, he was a son of the late Harold and Pearl (Berger) Wenrich. On Sept. 6, 1970, he married the former Shirley J. Royer. She preceded him in death on Oct. 18, 2004 after 34 years of marriage.
Following graduation from Mifflinburg High School in 1967, Mr. Wenrich went to work for Iddings Quarry. In 1968 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served honorably during the Vietnam era aboard the U.S.S. Constellation. After his discharge Jerry worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a heavy equipment operator for 37 years, until his retirement in June of 2004.
He was a member of Four Bell Church in Millmont. He also belonged to the Kratzer-Dull Post 182 American Legion in Lewisburg; the Lewisburg Memorial Post 7715 V.F.W. in Montandon; and the Kratzerville Fire Co.
Mr. Wenrich coached midget football, umpired for the American Softball Association, and played fastpitch softball. In addition, he kept score for the Lewisburg wrestling program for over 25 years and was on the track crew at the Selinsgrove Speedway. He also enjoyed hunting and was an avid supporter of his grandsons’ sports.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Angelia Wenrich, and two of his grandchildren, Trent and Chase Wenrich, all of Milton; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Steven Inch and a grandson, Noah Inch, all of Lewisburg; his companion, Lucy Marsico of Selinsgrove; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, David and Shirley Wenrich, Ben Wenrich and Fred and Shirley Wenrich; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Freida and Franklin Boyer, Darlene and Ronald Ulrich, Nancy Klinepeter, Dorothy Furgison and Rose Wenrich; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Harold “Bud”, Donald, Dale and Charles Wenrich and a sister, Eva Kline.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 42 S. Fourth St., Lewisburg, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Judi A. Dunkelberger officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Lewisburg Cemetery.
The family will provide flowers and suggests memorial contributions in Jerry’s name be made to the American Cancer Society, Union County Unit, 57 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg, Pa. 17837 or Lewisburg Youth Football, care of Todd Newcomb, 11 Crescent Hollow Road, Lewisburg, Pa. 17837 or Lewisburg Matbackers, care of Jim Snyder, 8 Crabtree Lane, Lewisburg, Pa. 17837.
Arrangements are under the care of the Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg.