Jerry Lee Sill, 82, of Rockford, Ohio passed away on October 05, 2023 at Divine Nursing and Rehab at Shane Hill. He was born on October 27, 1940, in Rockford, son of the late Charles "Bill" W. Sill and Bessie (Bienz) Sill. On August 19, 1961, he married the former Marjorie A. Amstutz, who survives. Together, they shared years of memories.
Jerry was a graduate of Rockford High School. He worked at the Rockford Press, as well as the Van Wert Times-Bulletin as a linotype operator for many years. Jerry then went on to work at Eaton/Aeroquip until retirement in 2003.
Jerry was an avid amateur radio operator in his early adult years. His handle was WB8AUC. He was also an active member of New Horizons Community Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher for many years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Brian L. (Sharon) Sill of Libertyville, Illinois; a daughter, Monica R. (Pat) Agler of Van Wert, Ohio; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Nick) Burker, Spencer (Courtney) Moody, Matthew (Lorenda) Sill, Amy (Luke) Loudenslagel, and Jeremy Sill; and eight great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley D. Sill.
Services will be held 11:00 am Friday, October 13, 2023 at Ketcham Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First Street, Rockford, Ohio 45882 with Pastor Todd Moser officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, 3750 US-33 Rockford, OH 45882.
Family and friends will be received Thursday, October 12, 2023 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jerry`s memory may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association or to the New Horizons Community Church in Rockford.
To share in Jerry's online memorial, please visit www.ketchamripley.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, 111 W. First Street, Rockford, OH 45882.