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A Celebration of Life for Jeffrey J. Gingerich, 53, of Marion, formerly of Kalona will be held Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. Cremation will take place following the service. A visitation will be held Thursday, November 30 from 5 – 7 PM at the funeral home in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for Hospice of Mercy of Cedar Rapids. Jeff Gingerich died Sunday, November 26, 2017 at his home in Marion.
Jeffrey James Gingerich was born July 17, 1964 in Washington, Iowa, the son of Walter James and Betty (Whitmire) Gingerich. He graduated from Mid-Prairie High School in 1982 and worked in woodworking at Schlabaugh and Sons in Kalona. Jeff enjoyed going to car races, working on cars and was an animal lover.
Survivors include his life partner and soul mate Kelly Kaas of Marion and her children Adam (Heidi) Kaas and Natalie (and son Phoenix) Kaas, his brother Jason and wife Julie Gingerich of Kalona, uncle Ed Whitmire of Kalona, Aunt Darlene Gingerich, cousins Darla Saul and Will Gingerch, special pets Bear Dog and kitty Ariel and many other pets, special family friends the Yauk Family, special friend Kristen Matson and his little princess Lili. Preceding Jeff in death were his parents Walter James on December 4, 2001, his mother Betty on July 22, 2007, his uncle Larry Gingerich on February 13, 2002 and his cousin Chuck Gingerich on July 23, 2015.
The family would like to thank Jeff's home health aides Jennifer Cass, Chanice Mercer and Dora and his nurse Krista from Hospice of Mercy for their compassionate care that maintained his dignity and allowed him to stay at home with those he loved.
Hospice of Mercy - Cedar Rapids
315 18th Street Southeast, Cedar Rapids IA 52403
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