Jerome F. Febles

November 18, 1942 - June 21, 2020

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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.

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Holly Febles McGovney
June 25th, 2020 11:45pm

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.

Melody Culler
June 25th, 2020 10:20pm
Kendallville, IN

Pat, just read of Jerry’s passing. You have my sympathy.

cSara Evers
June 25th, 2020 7:01pm
Kendallville, In

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

Tom Bertrand
June 25th, 2020 6:27pm
Delavan, WI

Pat, I have such fond memories of you and Jerry at the races. Thoughts, prayers, and blessings are with you!

Thomas Kemerly
June 25th, 2020 5:55pm

He had a full life. We will miss him dearly.

Jason Sexton
June 25th, 2020 5:29pm

Always loved Uncle Jerry and Pat’s house when we visited Kendallville. Many memories as a kid....

June 24th, 2020 9:58pm
Burlington, Ontario Canada

June 24th, 2020 9:56pm
Burlington, Ontario Canada

Dear Pat, we are so very sorry to hear of Jerr

Jerry abd Cindy Raney
June 24th, 2020 6:43pm

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.

Charlie and Eva Hayner
June 23rd, 2020 9:26pm
Bonita springs Fl

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.

Tom and Jane Hulen
June 23rd, 2020 8:58pm

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

Jessica Johnson
June 23rd, 2020 6:38pm
Kalamazoo MI

Pat, I am SO sorry for your loss. I’m thinking about you. -Jessica

Terry (Froehlin) Mann
June 23rd, 2020 5:29pm
Houghton Lake, MI

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.

Judy Lince
June 23rd, 2020 4:55pm
Houghton Lake

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.

Gene and Cheri Holcomb
June 23rd, 2020 4:15pm
Lee’s Summit, Mo

Our condolences to the family. Find memories of golfing with Jerry and Pat! Always a smile I. His face! Prayers to all.

Tim and Trish Sexton
June 23rd, 2020 3:49pm

We are thinking positive thoughts about Jerry's life. Honored to have family like Jerry and Pat. Godspeed.

Gregory Colelli
June 23rd, 2020 3:44pm
Fort Wayne

Sorry for your loss enjoyed playing golf and drinking beer with him at the Shrine golf outings and Joslyn golf league .

Norm Strayer
June 23rd, 2020 2:51pm
Fort Wayne

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.

Steve and Deb Sexton
June 23rd, 2020 2:45pm
Louisville, KY

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.

Linda (Engeman) Lallow
June 23rd, 2020 2:43pm
Fort Wayne

Remembering Jerry from the school bus going in to Kendallville High School. My sympathy to his wife and family.

Teri Crist
June 23rd, 2020 2:42pm
Ankeny Iowa

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

Marie (Kent) Dolby
June 23rd, 2020 2:00pm
Fort Wayne

So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. May your memories give you peace.

June 23rd, 2020 1:26pm

Peace and Love to Mort and family , Love Kevin and Clara Bost

Nancy Kirk
June 23rd, 2020 12:00pm
Kendallville, in

So sorry Pat thoughts snd prayers are with you.

June 23rd, 2020 11:56am

Richard Crance
June 23rd, 2020 11:29am
American Legion Post 215

Sorry to hear of Jerry's passing enjoyed playing golf and having a beer with him. Will miss him.

George & Marilyn Klink
June 23rd, 2020 1:54am
Wolcottville , Indiana

Our deepest sympathy . We were so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Thinking of you.

Mark & Kim Leiter
June 23rd, 2020 1:48am
Port St. Lucie

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

Brenda drerup
June 23rd, 2020 1:26am

I’m so sorry Pat. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Nedra (Smith) Witte
June 22nd, 2020 11:52pm
Fort Wayne Indiana

So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Lots of memories growing up in South Milford.

Rebecca Hart
June 22nd, 2020 8:46pm
Hicksville Ohio

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

Cecie Shuck
June 22nd, 2020 7:23pm
South Milford

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