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Jerri Bacino

April 1, 1957 — June 1, 2021

Van Wert

Jerri Poling Bacino was born on April 1, 1957, to Bette (Norbeck) and Glen L. Poling in Van Wert, Ohio. She graduated from Van Wert High School and earned her degree from Bowling Green State University. She then moved to Alaska, where she learned to love outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, and windsurfing, and began her 30-year career as a legal secretary. There, she married and raised her daughter. She loved to sing, and did so with her church choir as well as the Anchorage Concert Chorus for many years.
She returned to Van Wert in recent years to be closer to her local family. There, she worked continually to improve her foreign language skills, played hand bells and sang in the chancel choir at the First United Methodist Church, rode her bike in the summer sun, and enjoyed walks with her sisters and friends. Following retirement, she traveled frequently to see her daughter and granddaughter. She bravely fought cancer for four years, until June 1, 2021, when God called her home.

She is survived by her daughter, Hannah Haynes, and granddaughter, Maia Casallas; her twin sister, Sherri Poling, of Wasilla, Alaska; sisters, Michele Amstutz of Van Wert, Jackie Dearbaugh of Murrieta, California; brother, Mike Poling of Payson, Arizona; and her father, Glen Poling of Van Wert, Ohio.

She will be dearly missed.

The visitations will be held on June 9 from 5 - 7 p.m. and on June 10 from 10 - 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, in Van Wert, Ohio, and the celebration of life will be held on June 10 at 11 a.m. also at First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Pipe Organ Preservation Project at First United Methodist Church in Van Wert.

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