In Memory of

Gerald 'Jerry' Vernon Britt

February 19, 1948 - March 1, 2013
Gerald (Jerry) Vernon Britt, age 65, passed away on March 1, 2013 at the VA Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD after a lengthy illness. Gerald was born to Vernon and Marie (Roeser) Britt on February 19, 1948 in LeMars, IA. After graduation, he joined the United States Air Force where he spent eight years and two tours of duty in Vietnam as a diesel mechanic. After returning from Vietnam, he joined the Army National Guard in Storm Lake, IA. On August 16, 1975 he married Patricia Ann Hohbach at St. James Catholic Church in Neptune, IA. Gerald spent many years "turning wrenches", as he would call it, in Cherokee and the surrounding area. Gerald enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with his family. Gerald would talk to anyone even if you were a total stranger or if he hadn't seen you in years. Gerald is survived by his loving wife Patricia of Aurelia; a daughter Susanna Bush and her husband Eric of Aurelia; three granddaughters, Brittany, Alyssa, and Rylea; a son Jeremy Britt and his wife Monica of Bartlesville, OK; one grandson, Noah; two sisters; three brothers; and an uncle, Vincent Roeser and his wife Joyce of Le Mars, IA. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents Vernon Norbert and Marie Katherine Britt, and one sister Carla Nelson.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Visitation will be held from 9:00-10:30 A.M. prior to the service at Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Trinity Lutheran Cemetery Marcus, Iowa Military services will be provided by the Vietnam Veterans of America NW Iowa Chapter #888


Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“We loved Gerald very much and will miss him greatly. He has been a lifelong friend and wonderful brother. He was always ready with a smile and a hug. We shared many long talks on the phone. We have great memories of him and will always keep him tucked into our hearts. ”
- Bob and Diane Cloud
Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Our love and sympathy to all of you and many hugs also”
- Bob and Diane Cloud
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Patty I am so sorry to hear about Gerald. I saw it in the Sioux City Journal. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray for God to give you strength in these days ahead. May memories give you comfort. God Bless”
- Heide Grote
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Jerry was one of our classmates from LeMars Comm. Class of 1967, our sincere sympathy to Jerry's family.”
- Karen (Tschampel) Harrington
Monday, March 4, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“We are very sorry to hear about your loss.He will missed dearly and was a great person,you guys lost a very great guy”
- Melissa Eberly
Monday, March 4, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I so enjoyed visiting with him and seeing him in church. I know he will be greatly missed by many.”
- Jerome and Patsy Day
Monday, March 4, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“We are thinking about all of you at this difficult time. Sure will miss that laugh and humor that only Gerald had! Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with. Love, The Dieger's”
- Tricia Dieger
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