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309 W. Parkdale Avenue
Manistee, MI 49660
Phone: (231) 723-1117
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Jerry Schimke

Jerry Walter Schimke

Wednesday, October 29th, 1941 - Saturday, January 5th, 2019
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Jerry W. Schimke, Age 77 of Manistee died Saturday, January 5, 2019 at his home with his family by his side peacefully in his sleep.
He was born on October 29, 1941 in Manistee Township the son of the late Walter G. & Audrey L. (Anderson) Schimke. He was a 1959 graduate of Onekama High School. Jerry enlisted in the United States Army and served in Germany during the Vietnam Era. On April 30, 1966 he married Judy Horina at her parent’s home in Hoxeyville.
Jerry had been employed as a lab analyst at Martin Marietta for 37 years, retiring on October 30, 2003. Jerry also loved farming and his many barn cats and continued to farm until the summer of 2018.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Onekama. He enjoyed many years of bowling, participating in as many as three leagues during a season.
Survivors include his wife; Judy, his children; Anne (Jodie) Schimke of Ainsworth, IA, Joe (Ronda) Schimke of Scottville, Melissa (Bob) Renner, & John (Elaine Bossingham) Schimke all of Manistee, grandchildren; Lydia Schimke of Manistee, Taylor Schimke of Scottville, Dakota, Cheyene, & ShawNee Renner of Manistee, Jordan & Jarryd Fleetwood of Scotttville, Ashlie & Tara Keasling of IA, and Renee Hart of Muskegon, great grandchildren; Thor, Robert, & Brittney, his brother; Bernie (Lori) Schimke of Kentwood, his sisters; JoAnn (Marv) Malmgren, Linda Johnson, & DeAnna Schimke of Manistee, numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins, and last but not least Squeakers his beloved dog and companion.
He was also preceded in death by in-laws; Joe & Gladys Horina, sister-in-law; Cindy Horina, and Brothers-in-law; David Johnson & Tom Horina.
Funeral Services for Jerry will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee with Pastor Jaimie Parlette officiating. Burial will be in the Spring at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening (Monday) from 5-7 PM and Tuesday morning from 10:00 AM until time of service.
Please visit Jerry’s personal page of memories at Arrangement by the Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, January 7th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, January 7th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Oak Grove Funeral Home - Manistee
    309 West Parkdale Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Oak Grove Funeral Home - Manistee
    309 West Parkdale Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, January 8th, 2019 11:00am
    Oak Grove Funeral Home - Manistee
    309 West Parkdale Road
    MANISTEE, MI 49660
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Jaimie Parlette officiating.
  • Interment

    Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
    Burial to take place in spring 2019.


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Debra Mestemaker

Posted at 07:18am
In memory of our cousin, Jerry Walter Schimke. The William L. Nobbs Family (Debra Mestemaker-Buzby, Cynthia Klingel, Elizabeth Elyea and families).
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margie (Dusa) Czuprinski

Posted at 05:01pm
Judy, Annie, Joe, Missy, John and your families: My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time. May you find strength in the days ahead knowing that Jerry (your father) will be part of you forever.

Sue Kaminski Magmer

Posted at 04:46pm
So very sorry. He was a great man. We had some great times together. Please feel free to call if you need anything, I'm in the phone book. I wish i could be there.
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Jeanne Lenz

Posted at 03:41pm
You have my deepest thoughts,prayers and sympathy at this time. Jerry will be missed by many.

Ted Harry

Posted at 10:07am
We are so sorry for your loss. When this happens in our family we need more than human strength. God and his Son can provide what we need. Please review these scriptures : John 5:28-29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.” Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

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