Jerry D. Haston

May 03, 1952 - August 22, 2020

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Friday, August 28, 4:00 PM
Graveside at Lake Bethel Cemetery


Jerry Dell Haston, 68, of LaGrange died Saturday, August 22, 2020, at the emergency room at Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange.

He had lived in this area all of his life.

He was born May 3, 1952, in LaGrange to Claude L. and Lula Mae (Bolen) Haston. They preceded him in death.

On July 5, 1980, in LaGrange he married Iva Pearl Perkins.

Mr. Haston worked 30+ years at Machine Rite/Atwood and retired from the Indiana Toll Road where he worked in maintenance.

Jerry had a great love for the outdoors and a greater love for his family. He was a man of great wisdom and words.

Surviving are his wife, Iva Haston of LaGrange; a daughter, Rhonda (Mark) Burlew of LaGrange; a son, Wayne Gayhart of Wolcottville; seven grandchildren, Brittany Zimmerman, Cole Gayhart, Cassandra Philipson, Mark Burlew, Kyler Gayhart, Ethan Gayhart, and Brady Burlew; five great-grandchildren, Chloe Zimmerman, Mia Zimmerman, Rylee Barrett, Bently Barrett, Oaklynn Philipson, and the sixth great-grandchild, Carson Dell Gayhart due next month; two sisters, Margaret (Jr.) Sheley of Stroh and Marcella Mountz of LaGrange; sister-in-law, JoAnn Haston of LaGrange; brother-in-law, Rick Hulsebos of Vermontville, Michigan; and a special sister-in-law and caretaker to both Jerry and Iva, Fay Mihalopoulos of Chicago.

He was also preceded in death by two sisters, JoAnn Terry and Donna Hulsebos; a brother, Robert Haston; and a great-granddaughter, Sierra Pearl Gayhart.

A graveside service will be Friday, August 28, 2020, at 4 p.m. at Lake Bethel Cemetery in LaGrange County.

A celebration of life service will follow the graveside service on Friday at 5 p.m. at Bethel Christian Baptist Church, 2838 E US Highway 6, Kendallville.

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Janice Campbell Kauffman
August 31st, 2020 4:10pm

My prayers and thoughts go out to each family member. A family as close as yours is such a blessing. God bless you with comfort and peace.

Angel R Williams
August 30th, 2020 2:13am
Rome City

I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to all of you. May God carry you through this difficult loss and help you heal. I love you.

Mark Whited
August 28th, 2020 11:55pm

Iva, Wayne and Rhonda. Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you.

Sheryl Reed Skinner
August 27th, 2020 4:42am

I never forgot that Jerry was my birthday brother. We were born on the same day, same year, in the same hospital, grew up in the same town and went to the same school. Loved his smile and laughter. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

August 24th, 2020 11:56pm
Burr Oak Mi

Jerry was one of the good guys I call my brother on the toll road. Taught me alot and always had a smile on his face even when I screwed up and made our job harder. Rest easy my friend till we meet again.

Michael Schneider
August 24th, 2020 10:58pm

Jerry was a great guy I use to live beside him in LaGrange.

Jerry Bragg
August 24th, 2020 7:10pm
Somerset ky

Sorry to hear of his death. My condolences go out to his family. Remember him as a co worker. And the fishing trip to Minn.

Pauline Conley Piner
August 24th, 2020 5:46pm
Wilmington, nc

I grew up with Jerry in Stroh. He was always nice and fun to be around. Sending hugs and prayers to his wife, Iva, his family and friends.🙏

Marion and Diana Shrock
August 24th, 2020 5:38pm
Goshen In

I grew up withJerry and the family in Stroh, Iva and Jerrys family we are so sorry to hear this we will keep you all in our prayers, God is good he will see you all through .. Blessings ..

Carolyn Campbell
August 24th, 2020 5:20pm

I've known Jerry pretty much his whole life. We went to the same school, worked at the same factory. His passing is very, very sad indeed. May God give comfort to the family.

Janet I Grant
August 24th, 2020 3:51pm

So Sorry to hear Jerry passed

Dana and Sandy Everage
August 24th, 2020 3:39pm
Rome city

Ivan and family, we are so saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing. You are in our prayers and may you lean upon the Lord to comfort you during this terrible loss. Prayers and love, Dana and Sandy