Jerry Stiles of Vinton, formerly of Cedar Rapids, joined his loving Savior and beloved son, Robert Stiles, in Heaven on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cedar Memorial Chapel
of Memories Stateroom.
Left to cherish his memory are former wife, Oralue Stiles; children, Tami (Matthew) Schloss, Plant City, Fla., Louanna Stiles, Marion, Todd (Lisa) Stiles, Hiawatha, Jerri Stiles, Marion, and Amy Davis, Cedar Rapids; also a brother Dick English, Cedar Rapids.
Preceding Jerry in death were his son, Robert Stiles; parents, Charles and Althea Stiles; two brothers; and four sisters.
In the 1950s, Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, honorably serving for four years. Patriotism was something he passed on to all his children. Jerry worked for Pinicon Ford for the first half of his career, and then for Farmland Industries, until he retired in 1996. A giddy sense of humor and a very close relationship to his Lord and Savior were what Jerry was known best for. Some will also remember his beautiful Irish tenor voice, whether it was in the church choir or alongside his children, with daughter Tami playing the piano. Music was a cherished talent Jerry shared with his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Lutheran Home in Vinton.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.