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September 15, 2019

9/9/2019 12:37:00 PM
Jerry J. Carmer, 79, Voss & Sons Funeral Service

Jerry J. Carmer, 79, of Seymour died Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at his home.

Funeral Mass was conducted at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Seymour Friday, September 6, 2019, with Father Dan Staublin, assisted by Deacon Larry French, officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Four Corners. Full military graveside rites were conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour. Voss & Sons Funeral Service of Seymour was entrusted with arrangements.

Mr. Carmer was a 1958 graduate of Shields Senior High School in Seymour and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the American Legion Post 89, Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent DePaul, a Leadership Jackson County graduate and a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church. He had retired from Cummins Engine Company after many years of service. In retirement, Mr. Carmer worked for the City of Seymour as the Seniors 107 and first Recycle to Ride bus driver. He also was a volunteer for Schneck Home Services/ Hospice and lent his time to a variety of charities, including Anchor House Food Pantry and the Riley RadioThon. Mr. Carmer enjoyed camping, square dancing, gardening, stamp and arrowhead collecting, and pestering people.

Born in Elizabethtown, Mr. Carmer was the son of Roy T. and Josephine Spencer Carmer. He married Judith French October 12, 1963, at St. Ambrose in Seymour. She preceded him in death March 8, 2019.

Survivors include daughters, Julie (Carvin) Otte, JoAnna (Rafe Roark) Garrett, and Jane (Erin) Hays; grandchildren, Myka Wetzel, Cassandra (Alex) Tapia, Michael Hupp, Emerald (Matt Robinson) Hays, Jesse (Madyson Johnson) Garrett, Grace Otte, and Millie Hays; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Maria Hodge, Barbara Penrose, Linda Carmer,
and Cindy Moss; and brothers, Dennis and Greg Carmer.

Mr. Carmer was preceded in death by his parents; wife; grandson, Isaac Otte; sister, Patti Trueblood; and brother, Roy Carmer, Jr.

Memorials may be written to Hospice of Schneck Medical Center or St. Vincent DePaul Society, in care of the funeral home.

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