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Jerry Main


Jerry Lee Main, 63, of Independence, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.
Jerry was born June 21, 1955, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Gerald W. and Gladys R. (Hilmer) Main. He grew up in Rowley, and was a
1974 graduate of Jefferson High School in Independence. Jerry worked for many years repairing motorcycles and worked for his good friend Mike Benard's farm with chores. He often went on motorcycle rides with friends, and also enjoyed his time working on grain elevators in Nebraska, and working as a carpenter at the Mental Health Institute in Independence.
He was a jack of all trades, and those close to him knew him to be kind-hearted. It was not an uncommon sight to see him chasing after a yard full of kids.
He is survived by his siblings, Janice Bradley, Jesup, Robert (Marlene) Main, Newton, and Charles (Debbie) Main, Clarksville, Tenn.; his cousins, Laurie Whightsil, Cedar Rapids, and Tom Main, Lansing, Mich.; and two nieces, Jodi Close and Rhona Ogden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Gladys (Hilmer) Main; sisters, Mary Hanson and Ruth Hanson; a nephew, Gary Bradley; two nieces, Becky and Nancy; and his cousin, Gordon
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Wigs For Kids, 24231 Center Ridge Rd., West Lake, Ohio 44145; www.wigsforkids.org.
To leave an online condolence, please go to www.reifffuneralhome.com under obituaries.