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Gerald "Jerry" Wolverton

June 27, 1945 ~ December 20, 2021 (age 76)


Gerald M. “Jerry” Wolverton, 76, of formerly Ottawa, Ohio passed away Monday, December 20, 2021, at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia.

Gerald was born June 27, 1945 in Landeck, Ohio to the late Donald Eugene Wolverton and Ruth Pauline (Williams) Wolverton. He married the former Joyce Smith on April 15, 1967 and she preceded him in death on April 26, 2007.

Family survivors include two daughters; Kristy (Chuck) Thompson of Gaylesville, Alabama and Erika (Gary) Plescher of Cartersville, Georgia; two brothers, Donald P. (Priscilla) Wolverton of Leipsic and Randy P. (Victoria) Wolverton of Convoy; two sisters, Janet (Jim) Schnipke of Miller City and Elisabeth C. “Liz” Simindinger of Cloverdale; two grandchildren, Alexandria Francis (Jose Cuevos) of Denver, Colorado and Faith (Josh) Rearic of Niles, Ohio; and a brother-in-law, Larry Middleton of Demotte, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Michael John Wolverton; and two sisters, Marilyn Middleton and Susan Stevens.

Gerald retired after 20 years of service in the United States Marine Corps and the U.S. Navy. He then worked at Unverferth Manufacturing Company of Kalida.

Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 31, 2021, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert where military honors will be rendered by combined honor guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5803 and American Legion Post #178, both of Van Wert. Calling hours are 4-7 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the Wolverton Family.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at, Tribute Wall.

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December 30, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

Funeral Service
December 31, 2021

10:30 AM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

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