Jerome F. Febles
November 18, 1942 - June 21, 2020
Thursday, June 25, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel
Thursday, June 25, 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel
Jerome F. “Jerry” Febles, 77, of Kendallville died Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville.
He was born November 18, 1942, in Kendallville to Beryle and Kathryn (Swank) Febles.
On October 9, 1971, in Kendallville he married Patricia A. “Pat” Mortimore.
Mr. Febles served in the National Guard for six years.
He retired from Slater Steel, formerly Joslyn Steel, in Fort Wayne after nearly 40 years where he received several Pride awards. He then worked for Kirby Risk in Kendallville as a delivery driver, which was a job he thoroughly enjoyed.
He was a member of the Mizpah Shriners of Northeast Indiana, the F&AM Kendallville Masonic Lodge #276, Kendallville VFW Post #2749, LaGrange American Legion Post #215, and the Kendallville Elks Lodge #1194.
Jerry enjoyed golfing, hunting and, NASCAR. In his early days he enjoyed riding and racing motorcycles. He also collected Cribbage Boards, a game he loved to play.
Surviving are his wife, Pat Febles of Kendallville; two sisters, Sandra Sexton of Muncie and Susanne Tritch of Greensboro, North Carolina; sister-in-law, Sandra Muscello of Kendallville; brother-in-law, Tom (Carolyn) Mortimore of Kendallville; a special family friend, Phillip (Petie) Laur of Jonesborough, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendalville with Pastor Mike Antal of the South Milford United Methodist Church officiating.
A live broadcast of the service will be available for viewing on the Young Family Funeral Home
Facebook page Thursday at 1 p.m.
Burial will follow at South Milford Cemetery.
Honor guard services will be provided by the Veterans Honor Guard.
Pallbearers are Paul Minar, Mike Earley, Greg Earley, Russ Muscello, Jr., Tom Mortimore, Jr. Mike Mortimore, Chris Palmer, Jerry Stienbarger, Travis Mortimore, and Wade Mortimore.
Calling is Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home following social distancing practices.
View a video tribute after Thursday or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com
I am very saddened by the passing of my sweet, fun loving cousin, Jerry. I have happy memories of our visits through the years. RIP, Jerry. My condolences to Pat and the rest of the family.
Pat, just read of Jerry’s passing. You have my sympathy.
Dear Pat I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I know this is a difficult time and you will miss him very much. Where has the time went? We had fun while it lasted didn't we. If I can be of any help please feel free to contact me. Judy
Pat, I have such fond memories of you and Jerry at the races. Thoughts, prayers, and blessings are with you!
He had a full life. We will miss him dearly.
Always loved Uncle Jerry and Pat’s house when we visited Kendallville. Many memories as a kid....
Dear Pat, we are so very sorry to hear of Jerr
Pat and family - We are so very sorry for your loss. Jerry was such a fun guy and a gentleman. He will be missed by so many. Hoping your many great memories will give you much comfort.
You have our sympathies for your loss . He will be sorely missed by many of us. I thank you updated while he was hospitalized. I've had him in my prayers... I'll check with you when I get home.
Mort and family - we are so very sorry for your loss - know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have fond memories of Jerry and will keep them in our hearts forever. God's Blessings, Tom and Jane
Pat, I am SO sorry for your loss. I’m thinking about you. -Jessica
I remember meeting Jerry over the years at my aunt's bar in Houghton Lake -- Helen Froh was my aunt and owner of the Nottingham Bar. Jerry was a wonderful person! My sincere condolences to his wife Pat and family.
So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Will miss seeing him and Pat as they pass through Houghton Lake. Hugs and Love to you Pat from Amy and I.
Our condolences to the family. Find memories of golfing with Jerry and Pat! Always a smile I. His face! Prayers to all.
We are thinking positive thoughts about Jerry's life. Honored to have family like Jerry and Pat. Godspeed.
Sorry for your loss enjoyed playing golf and drinking beer with him at the Shrine golf outings and Joslyn golf league .
So sorry to learn of Jerry's passing. Went to school with Jerry for two years in South Milford (lived two doors from us) and then Kendallville High School. My sympathy to Pat and family.
Pat, we share in your sorrow on the loss of Uncle Jerry. We so wish we could be there but the covid virus restrictions in KY prevents it and autoimmune problems complicate it. We are thinking of you.
Remembering Jerry from the school bus going in to Kendallville High School. My sympathy to his wife and family.
Jerry was a favorite Uncle. We will miss his great smile, the twinkle in his eye, and his fun loving laughter. All our love, Teri and Craig
So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. May your memories give you peace.
Peace and Love to Mort and family , Love Kevin and Clara Bost
So sorry Pat thoughts snd prayers are with you.
Sorry to hear of Jerry's passing enjoyed playing golf and having a beer with him. Will miss him.
Our deepest sympathy . We were so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Thinking of you.
Just heard the news. So sorry to hear of your loss. Jerry was one of my favorite Elks. We went thru some great times and some tough times together and if I had to do it again I would pick him to do it with. God be with you, Mark&Kim
I’m so sorry Pat. My thoughts and prayers are with you
So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Lots of memories growing up in South Milford.
Sending you hugs, love, and prayers Pat. So very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Lots of fond memories growing up on Vree Lake as your neighbor
Aunt Pat, I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I sure will miss him. You are in my thoughts and prayers! All our love, Chad, Cecie and Bryant