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Gerald “Jerry” Bartley, 79, Jasper

Gerald “Jerry” Bartley, 79, of Jasper, died Sunday (May 13) at The Timbers of Jasper. He was born in Ireland April 14, 1939, to Lawrence and Catherine (Weidenbenner) Bartley. He married Rosie Seger January 14, 1960, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Jerry owned and operated Bartley and Company Feed Mill in Ferdinand and also owned Bartley’s Hearing Aid Center in Jasper. He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper and a member of the St. Meinrad Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed golf, helping people, and spending time with his family, especially being papaw and grandpa for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rosie Bartley; two daughters, Denise Merkley and husband Frank, St. Anthony, and Debbie Hagemeyer and husband Jeff, Ferdinand; one son, Kenny Bartley, Jasper; 10 grandchildren, Jason and Landon Hoffman, Nick and Nathan Merkley, Lauren Freed, Lindsay Allen, Leigha Arnold, Katie Wilson, and Jessica and Natalie Bartley; and 14 great-grandchildren, Raegan Baker, Lawson, Leland, Sawyer, and Lynley Hoffman, Claire, Cadence, Kaylee, and Benjamin Merkley, Sophia and Millie Mae Allen, Ethan Arnold, Charlotte Freed, and Anza Rose Wilson.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Robert “Bob” Bartley.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Friday at Precious Blood Church. The St. Meinrad Knights of Columbus will conduct a memorial service at 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Church or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Precious Blood Church with burial following in St. Ferdinand Cemetery.

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