Jerry Martini, 83

first_imgJerome G. Martini (Jerry) died, November 17, 2016 at St. Elizabeth, Edgewood, KY.He leaves his wife of 56 years, Ruth  (Hoffmeier) Martini; his eight children, Susan (Paul) Roell, William (Cathy) Martini, Joseph Martini, Patrick (Teresa) Martini, Dave Martini, Julie (Michael) Crawley, John (Maria) Martini, Mary Martini; and his 14 grandchildren, Logan, Julia, Kristy, Madeline, Mike, Catherine, Alex, Nick, Olivia, Nicole, Maleah, John, Jenna, Jacob; his brothers Leo Martini, Ralph Martini, Dennis Martini and many close relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Linda Lee, his parents Leo & Hilda Martini, granddaughter Rebecca Martini, daughter-in-law Denise Martini and brother Floyd Martini.He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to Yorkville, IN as a teenager.  He assisted his father delivering produce to homes and markets in the city.     He went on to join the US Air Force in 1951, serving during the Korean War.  He also attended the University of Cincinnati and was a loyal member of the Knights of the Columbus and the American Legion. After serving with the Air Force, Jerry with his wife Ruth and brother Floyd started “Jerry and Floyd’s Monarch Grill”; a landmark which greeted locals and travelers almost four decades from the late 1950’s to the early 1990’s.  Jerry’s love for nature and the outdoors brought him back to his roots in the 1970’s when he grew his hobby of planting shrubbery into a blooming business;  Martini Nursery & Landscaping in Guilford, Indiana. Jerry also loved to travel, but above all else he loved his family and time spent with them. So much so that he traveled with all 8 of his children across the country, touching 47 states, countless national parks, and thousands of miles of countryside. .A funeral service will be held at All Saints Parish (St. Martin’s Church) in Yorkville, IN; November 23rd, 2016. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Funeral will be held at 1:30 PM.Memorials can be made to All Saints Church for Saint Martin’s Campus Cemetery Fund or the Sunman Life Squad.– See more at: www.andres–wuestefeldfh.comlast_img

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