Jerome A. Streicher, 89, Jasper

jerome-streicherJerome A. Streicher, 89, of Jasper, died Sunday (December 4) at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper. He was born in Jasper December 28, 1926, to Anthony and Clara (Hochgesang) Streicher. He married Clara Scherle September 4, 1954, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. She died May 28, 2015.

Jerome was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War II with the Occupied Japan Reconnaissance Tour. He was a member of VFW Post No. 673 and its Military Funeral detail and American Legion Post No. 147. He retired as a supervisor from Jasper Rubber Products after 42 years of service and was a founding member of Jasper Southgate Industries. He was a charter member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper and its Holy Name Society, was an original member of the Holy Family choir and its finance ministry, and participated in the Holy Family softball league. He was a 2010 recipient of the Simon Brute Award. He was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society, the Jasper Knights of Columbus, and the Jasper German Club and volunteered at Memorial Hospital, local blood drives, RSVP, and Tri-Cap. He enjoyed watching and listening to sports and was an Indiana University basketball and Cincinnati Reds baseball fan. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, and trips to the casino and was a member of the Happy Go Lucky and Camping Hoosiers camping clubs.

He is survived by two daughters, Sharon Fuhs and husband Steve, and Rosemary Woolsey and husband Marlon, all of Jasper; two sons, Dan Streicher and wife Elizabeth, Avon, and Ron Streicher and wife Annette, Jasper; and nine grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by one grandson, Matthew K. Woolsey, five sisters: Marcella Klein, Bert Borho, Lucille Merkle, Mildred Horney, and Lila Templeton, and two brothers: Rufus and Linus Streicher.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel and from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Church or to a favorite charity. Condolences may be made at A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. VFW Post No. 673 will conduct military gravesite rites.

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