Jerry L. Giesbrecht 76, died Thursday, November 1, 2017 at Newton Medical Center. He was born January 9, 1941 in Montezuma, Kansas to Gerhard and Mary Anna (Voth) Giesbrecht. On November 6, 1960 he married Carol Sue Hood at Montezuma, Kansas and she survives of the home.
Jerry was a member of Eden Church of God in Christ, Mennonite in Rural Burns, Kansas. He was a retired school teacher. Jerry had a love of teaching and continued to teach as long as his health permitted. He got great joy watching children learn and grow. Jerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother and he greatly looked forward to spending time with his family and many friends.
He is survived by his wife Carol of the home; sons: Kerry (Carol) Giesbrecht of Macon, MS and Tyson (Tami) Giesbrecht of Gurley, AL; daughters: Lisa Loomis of Atmore, AL, Miriam (Brad) Jantz of Burns, KS and Yolanda (Jerry) Koehn of Louise, TX. He also is survived by 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. His brothers Arnold (Ormah), William “Bill” (Betty), Ronald (Saundra), Stanley (Jane) and Douglas (Yvonne) Giesbrecht. Sisters: Margaret (Leo) Classen, Bonnie Decker, Mary Alice (Kenneth) Dirks, Anna Mae (Vincent) Berend and Phoebe Giesbrecht. Sisters in law: Betty, Elda, Pauline, and Jane Giesbrecht. And Sister in Law on Carol’s side: Diane (Floyd) Gruver.
Jerry is preceded in death by 6 brothers: Alvin, Milton, Tobe, Bennie, John and infant Gerhard Giesbrecht and sister: Edna Schneider, Brother-in-law Dennis Decker and granddaughter Carly Mae Jantz.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Eden Mennonite Church in Rural Burns, Kansas. Visitation will be 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday November 4, 2017 at Petersen Funeral Home 215 North Main Newton, Kansas 67114 with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Eden Church Cemetery.
You are all in our prayers and thoughts. We are so sad we can’t be there with you, but we take life as it comes. I have so many fond memories of Jerry and all the countless hours we spent together as children. Love and prayers to all of you.
Thinking of you all in your time of loss and sadness. May you feel God’s comforting presence.
T0 the Giesbrecht`s our paths don`t cross very often any more , but our sincere condolence, to all of you, and God bless and keep you.
Thinking of you as you lay your father to rest. Remembering also our meeting with Jerry and his instructions in basics of language. May the comfort of the Holy Spirit be yours.