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Jerry Joe Christner

February 1, 1942 ~ November 9, 2017 (age 75)

Jerry Joe Christner of Warsaw, Indiana passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10:35 p.m. at Community Hospital of Bremen, Indiana at the age of 75.

He was born on February 1, 1942 in Warsaw, Indiana to Wilbur Christner and Beatrice (Deal) Christner.  From the age of 3 he was raised by Sarah Evelyn Christner.  On November 10, 1984 he was married to Lanetia Mae (Davis) Christner, who survives.

Jerry was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana where he was a 1961 graduate of Warsaw High School.  In 1962 he began working at Ford Tractor in Warsaw while also farming with his family in the Warsaw area.  From 1965-1980 he worked for Holsum Bakery in Warsaw, and later joined the R.V. industry and retiring from Damon Corporation in Nappanee, Indiana as a purchasing agent.  He was a hard worker, and enjoyed racing.  Most of all he loved to be with his family and will be dearly missed by all.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 32 years, Lanetia Mae Christner (Warsaw, Indiana); three sons:  Jeff (wife Connie) Christner (Middlebury, Indiana); Lance Leeper (Warsaw, Indiana); Layne (wife Lezlea) Leeper (Bourbon, Indiana); and two daughters:  Stephanie (husband Brian) Salyer (Warsaw, Indiana); Lyna (husband Jerry) Moriarty (Etna Green, Indiana).  He also leaves behind seven grandchildren:  Justin, Dara, Brooke, Ashley, Bryan, Josh and Zac; and nine great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Roger and two sisters, Connie and Lila.           

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.

His funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home and officiated by Pastor Jarod Osborne.   Burial will follow with a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.

Memorial donations may be directed to Riley Hospital for Children, 702 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana  46202 and would be appreciated by the family.

 Service Information

November 13, 2017

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home
225 Argonne Road
Warsaw, IN 46580

Funeral Service
November 14, 2017

10:00 AM
Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home
225 Argonne Road
Warsaw, IN 46580

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