Jerry Lee Mauchmar Sr., age 69, of Shelbyville, died Sunday, Feb. 11.
Jerry had a green thumb and was an avid gardener of fruits and vegetables with his wife, Virginia. They canned those fruits and vegetables and, through that process, built an everlasting connection. Jerry was also a talented woodworker and much of his craftmanship is reflected in his home. He restored from the frame up a ’63 Plymouth Sport Fury.
As a historian, one of his favorite trips was traveling to Washington D.C. with his daughter and grandsons where he was able to recognize and celebrate the many memorials and monuments. He also went on many fishing trips to Canada with his brother, Haldon, as well as enjoying many trips to Wilderness State Park with his family
He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Virginia Mauchmar; his children Kim (Scott) Paff, Karmin (Wayne) Bourdo, Jerry (Traci) Mauchmar Jr., and Jennifer (RJ) Foster; grandchildren Ryan Paff, Kayla Paff, Josh Paff, Nicole (Pat) Milanowski, Jordan (Shalyn Phillips) Bourdo, Tyler (Matraca Tolan) Bourdo, Zachary Woodman, Dalton Mauchmar, Elizabeth Woodman, Ivy Mauchmar, Jasmine Foster, Nate Foster, and Lilly Foster; great-grandchildren Olivia, Elliot, Masson, Julianah, Carson, Mike, Riley, and Brayden; brother-in-law, Ron Predum, and sister-in-law, Esther Mauchmar; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Pauline Mauchmar; siblings Haldon Mauchmar, Carole Kent, Marilyn Predum, and Carl Mauchmar.
A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 17, at Martin United Methodist Church – 969 E Allegan St., Martin, with visitation starting at 10:30 a.m. prior to the service.
In honor of Jerry and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Faith Hospice or Shelbyville United Methodist Church.