Stephen Kent Jerrell, 67, Jasper

Stephen Kent Jerrell, 67, of Jasper, passed away at 9:35 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019, at home.

Steve was born in Indianapolis on June 12, 1951, to James Luther and Anna Louise (Tolle) Jerrell. He married Kathryn Gramelspacher on August 17, 1974, in Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper.

Steve grew up in Indianapolis. He graduated from Cathedral High School in Indianapolis and Purdue University in West Lafayette with a degree in Forestry. He joined the Peace Corp serving in Peru to implement reforestation projects. He owned his own forestry consulting business, buying veneer timber in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky, and consulted in timberland management. His heart was always in the woods of New Hampshire, Michigan and Indiana. He and Kathryn and their three children lived in Lyme, New Hampshire, for 25 years before returning to Indiana.

Surviving are his wife, Kathryn Jerrell of Jasper; one son, Peter Jerrell (Carrie-Ann), Rochester, Michigan; two daughters, Julie Jerrell and Maggie Winslow (Nate), both of Indianapolis; two brothers, Patrick Jerrell (Elaine) and Michael Jerrell (Linda), both of Indianapolis; and six grandchildren, Hayley, Tanner, Raegan, Jack, Jane and Andrew.

Preceding him in death was one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Jerrell; and his parents.

Funeral services for Stephen Kent Jerrell will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper, with burial to follow at a later date at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Indianapolis. Fr. Gary Kaiser will officiate.

A visitation will be held from noon until the 2 p.m. service time at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper or the Dubois County CASA program.

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