By The Mercury

Jerry Don Berry, 75, of St. George, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at his residence. 

The family provided the following information.

He was the owner/operator of Central Mechanical Services in Manhattan for 40 years.

Jerry was born in Fostoria on Jan. 8, 1939, a son of the late Jerry J. and Sarah Opal (Tilton) Berry. 

He attended and graduated from the Randolph school system, then joined the U.S. Navy in 1958 and served for four years.  Jerry married Donna Burkland in 1963. They had two children, Trever and Bobbi Jo.

Jerry and Donna divorced in 1986. 

On May 25, 1990 he was united in marriage to Leona “Lea”  Roberts in Westmoreland. 

Jerry was a member of Pearce-Keller American Legion Post No. 17,  VFW Post 1786, Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge #2468, all of Manhattan.

Survivors include his wife Lea of the home; son, Trever Berry, of Manhattan; daughter, Bobbi Jo Berry, of Lenexa; two step-daughters, Kelly Roberts, of Wamego, and Natalie Roberts, of Belvue; a sister, Aldine Schwerdt, of Manhattan; a brother, Jerome Berry, and wife Sonja, of Manhattan, and three grandchildren: Travis Berry, of Denver, Colo., Christopher Zoeller and his companion Beth Santo, of Wamego, Chelsea McDonald, of Wamego and two great-grandchildren, Jake McDonald and Kailey Zoeller, in addition to many cousins, nieces and nephews .  Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Nadine Peterson and brother Bill Berry.

A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, from 1-4 p.m. at Ramblers Steakhouse in Manhattan. A private service will be held at the Carnahan Creek Cemetery in Olsburg.

The family requests memorial contributions may be made to Four Paws Rescue of Kansas, 12490 School Creek Rd. St. George, KS 66535; Pottawatomie County Humane Society P.O. Box 315 in Wamego, KS 66547; or Applewood Rescue, 2186 S. Holly St., Suite 6, Denver, CO 80222, in lieu of flowers.  Arrangements by Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home and Cremation, Manhattan.

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