Jerry Lindell FiehlerDecember 3, 1934 ~ April 9, 2020 (age 85)
Jerry Lindell Fiehler, 85, of Sterling, Kansas, passed away April 9, 2020 at his home. He was born December 3, 1934 at home in Baldwin City, Kansas, the son Lindell F. and Mable Pauline Stratton Fiehler. Jerry was a Sterling resident since 1972, formerly of Osage City, Kansas. He graduated from Wellsville High School, Wellsville, Kansas, with the class of 1953. Jerry worked for Kellogg Switchboard and Supply Co. installing Dial Telephone equipment for telephone companies. He drove a livestock truck for Helfritz Truck Line for two years, went to work for W.E.G. Dial Telephone Company. In 1961, Jerry redrafted for one year during Berlin Circuses, and was released in 1962 and returned to work for W.E.G. Dial Telephone Company, which was sold six times, last being Sprint when he retired in 1998. He raised hydrophonic tomatoes in a greenhouse for three years and worked for Sterling Township. Jerry served in the United States Army from June 6, 1957 until his honorable discharge on June 7, 1959. He was a member of the Sterling American Legion Post #128 for thirty-four years, Cub Scout Master and Scout Master. On June 10, 1956, Jerry was united in marriage with Patricia A. Helfritz in Lyle, Minnesota. She preceded him in death on December 9, 2009. He is also preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Glennis Fiehler; and brothers, Robert Fiehler and Bill Pogue. Jerry is survived by his son, Steve Fiehler (Wendy) of Sterling; brother, Charles Fiehler (Norma) of Gardner, KS; sister, Sandra Jones of Wellsville, KS; sister-in-law, Barbara Noblie of Des Moines, IA; five grandchildren, Chance Fiehler (Sarah), Jacob Fiehler (Dakoda), Zach Fiehler, Tanner Fiehler, and Kodi Fiehler (Evan Barber); and seven great-grandchildren, Trip, Harper, Vann, Stella, Adeline, Gage, Ryder and one on the way. Graveside services will be at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Sterling Community Cemetery with military honors by the Sterling American Legion Post #128. Memorials may be given to Sterling American Legion Post #128 in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling.