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Jerry L. Boomershine

Posted on Nov. 3, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

July 9, 1939 - Oct. 18, 2013

ELKHART — Jerry L. Boomershine, 74, passed away Oct. 18, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born July 9, 1939, he was the son of the late Robert and Emma (Howard) Boomershine.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Dick Boomershine.

Jerry is survived by four children, Shannon Ott of Utah, and Gregory Boomershine, Jerry J. Boomershine and Jeri Angel Tiffany Boomershine, all of Elkhart; nine grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Peyton Toppel of South Bend; and three siblings, Sharon Westlake and Bob and Burt Boomershine.

He was not only a great dad, he was a best friend. He was a hero to his family and his country, having served overseas.

A celebration of life will be at the DAV, 1205 Middleton Run Road, Elkhart, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

McGann Hay Funeral Home is handling arrangements.