Jerald E. “Jerry” Agler, 67, of Van Wert, passed away Thursday afternoon, November 1, 2018 at Van Wert Health. He was born November 24, 1950, in Van Wert, to the late Joseph W. and Betty Lou (Long) Agler.
A 1970 graduate of Van Wert High School, Jerry worked as a heavy equipment operator for 32 years, spending a majority of those years with S.E. Johnson. On February 14, 1986, he married his wife, Robin E. Croy. As children of God, they attended The Chapel in Fort Wayne. He also loved to gather with friends at the Sportsman Club.
A loving, compassionate and generous man, Jerry often volunteered at Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen in Lima as well as several times at the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen. He was selfless and would give the shirt off his back to help others.
Jerry loved life. With that twinkle in his eye, he was ornery to the core and had an incredible sense of humor. He was always the life of the party. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren flocked to him, which brought him great joy.
He is survived by his loving wife, Robin E. Agler of Van Wert; daughter, Kimberly R. (Eric) Bauman of Convoy; brother, Ronnie J. (Kathy) Agler of Ohio City; sister, Pam McCollum of Van Wert; grandchildren: Rich Klinger of Convoy; Brooke Brown of Convoy; David (Courtney) Bauman of Ohio City; Shelby Bauman of Ohio City; great-grandchildren: Kenadi, Karsyn, John and Ayva.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his first wife, Susan (Mendenhall) Agler and their unborn child.
Funeral service will be 6PM Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Stuart Wyatt officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service, from 1 to 6 Sunday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the family for medical expenses.
Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory in Van Wert. Online condolences may be expressed at: www.alspachgearhart.com.
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