Jerry was my first cousin. He was not only my cousin, you were my friend. We were born 6 months apart and was part of each other's lives for 77 years. Jerry loved several different places due to his job but we were always in touch and when he was in this area he always visited me and after we had children our children were friends. His mother was my dad's sister. He came and spent part of each summer with our grandparents on the farm and our family lived on the farm too so we had many good times When we were teenagers he would ride his motorcycle up to see us and spent the night and if I had a date I would set him up with one of my girlfriends and we would double date. Most of my friends wanted to date him and we always had a good time. We went through our childhood, dating, marriages, children, burying our parents and now his death. I loved him like a brother that I never had and I will miss him so much, but I cherish the memories that I have. One memory that we talked about on his last visit was, he told me when we were kids he was jealous of me which I never knew and I said why were you jealous of me and he said "because you could milk a cow and I couldn't" . Like I said I have some very good memories. R.I.P. Jerry Lynn and I see you again some day.
Jerry was dear to me all the years I was growing up. We are first cousins and our mothers were sisters and our dads were best friends. Jerry was born the same year as my older brother and sister who are twins. I was born 7 years later and was closer in age to Dianne who was almost two years older than me. Linda, his youngest sister was born when I was 5 years old. She was special to everyone, but I believe the instant that Jerry held her, he decided that he loved babies. He was 12 years old and formed a special bond with this baby who always called him Bubby. Some of the best memories of my life were spent with Jerry and his family. We were so fortunate to both have sets of parents that really loved each other and were loving and loyal to each other and to each of their children. When grandchildren came, those were special too! Although I have not had much contact with Jerry for a few years, I always loved him wherever he was. I knew he loved his children and grandchildren and it looks like he had some great grandchildren to love too. I loved how he loved his country and he was an avid patriot and was very concerned about preserving the liberties that we have enjoyed for our descendants. He was very vocal and passionate about his love for this country and our way of life. I admire him for his love of his family, his country, and liberty. I know I will always miss him and will love his family as long as I am here to do so. Jane (Burden) Krueger
We loved Jerry so much and Karen too. They have been friends for years and we had some very great times with them. We went on several trips together and always had fun. Their was never a place we went that he didn’t see someone he knew. Jerry will forever be remembered and will always be missed.