Jerry R. Womer
Jerry R. Womer, 75, formerly of the Iowa City area, died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at a hospital in Des Moines.
Jerry Robert Womer was born Sept. 17, 1945, in Iowa City, the son of Robert and Dorothy (Lehman) Womer. Following graduation from City High School in Iowa City in 1963, he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving his country in Germany during the Vietnam War. Following his discharge, he served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary for a number of years. Jerry returned to this area and began farming in the southern part of Johnson County, Iowa. From this he began a variety of businesses that would keep him busy throughout his lifetime. Beginning with Jerry's Snowmobiles on Sand Road in Iowa City and DJ Brass both here and later in his life in Wisconsin. In his retirement, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR, Green Bay Packers and traveling to Alaska with Peggy.
His family includes his wife, Peggy; two children, Dennis Womer (Julie) and Denise Hester (Greg); six grandchildren, Aidan, Lillie, Rachel, Taylor, Sydney and Jack; Jerry's sister and her husband, Karen and Ed Gaffey; four stepchildren, Russ Fullenkamp (Laura), Brian Fullenkamp (Jodi), Joy Alexander (Troy) and Eric Fullenkamp (Kia); 13 stepgrandchildren, Ryan Fullenkamp (Kadie), Micaela Stevenes (Dalton), Bret Dean (Bobbi); Chelsea Fullenkamp. Alexia Fullenkamp, Brock Durflinger, Ethan Durflinger, Lucas Durflinger, Tanner Alexander, Jansen Alexandre, Bristol Alexander, Alexis Mitchell and Elani Fullenkamp; Jerry's sister and her husband, Karen and Ed Gaffey; and Peggy's siblings and their spouses, Rosie Brune, Gene Brune (JoAnn), Tom Needham, Ken Brune, Janet Thrasher (Tom), Sam Brune (Sheila) and Ellen Gaudineer.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; and Peggy's siblings and spouses, Bill Brune, Mary Needham, Annette Brune and Lee Gaudineer.
Private family graveside services with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, at Memory Gardens Cemetery. The services will be livestreamed for friends and extended family. Please share your support and memories with Jerry's family and find a link to the livestream details on his Livestream Link at www.gayandciha.com under obituaries. To share a thought, memory or condolence, please visit the funeral home website, gayandciha.com.