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Jerome M. "Jerry" Tragesser, 73, Tipton, died at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at IU North Medical Center, Carmel. He was born in Elwood on July 13, 1944, to Isadore George "Pat" and Anna (Hickner) Tragesser.
Jerry was a retired engineer, farmer, and woodworker. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and Tipton Moose. Jerry enjoyed automobiles, camping, and fishing.
He is survived by a son, Travis Leo Tragesser-Garrow and wife Jennifer, San Diego, California; a stepgrandson, Tyler Garrow; two grandsons, Noah and Reid Garrow; his niece and caregiver, Dawn DeWitt and husband Greg, along with their family, Wes, Tasha, and Madison DeWitt.
Jerry was the 15th of 19 children and he is survived by his siblings, Jane Folk, Esther Folk, Margie Gillespie, Theresa Starke, Judy Collins, Barb Lipetri, Norma Stiner, Carol Mozzone, Agnes Hewitt, Lenny Tragesser, Gene Tragesser, Edie Burke.
He was preceded in death by siblings Louis, Beatrice Toler, Dorothy Koors, William, George, and Phillip.
A funeral Mass for Jerry will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Tipton, with the Revs. Martin Gillespie and Dennis Goth presiding. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, where a Rosary service will be at 4 p.m. There will also be visitation at the church on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, Tipton County Relay for Life, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
Published on August 14, 2017
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