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Jerry Lynn Britten
Jerry Lynn Britten
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Jerry Lynn Britten, 76, of Zearing, Iowa passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021. A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 7 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Zearing at the Gogerty Park (East end of Main St.). His funeral service will immediately follow the visitation and begin at 2:30 p.m. at the park with Pastor Tom Poppe officiating. Burial will follow in the Lincoln Township Cemetery in Zearing.

He was born in State Center, Iowa on April 22nd, 1945, to Harold and Ruth (Lund) Britten. Jerry attended the Zearing-NESCO school system and graduated in 1963. He graduated from Iowa State University in ag education in 1967. He was a lifetime member of Bethel United Methodist church.

Upon graduation from college, Jerry taught vocational agriculture at Aurelia and United Community, served in the US Army during the Vietnam conflict, and enjoyed a brief career in ag lending in the Rockwell City area. In 1971, Jerry was married to Leola Waldo. In 1974, Jerry returned to Zearing to begin farming and started a crop insurance agency. Jerry had a lifelong love of agriculture, stewarding the land & caring for others.

Jerry also had many non-agricultural interests including traveling, bluegrass festivals, ISU sporting events, playing guitar, singing, camping, canoeing, boating, and visiting. He took an active part in many community activities and sat on many boards at the local, county & state levels.

Jerry loved any activity that involved family and friends, especially interacting with his grandchildren. He loved attending their many events, giving them hugs, and encouraging them in their interests.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Leola and their 3 sons and families; Chad & Sara of Zearing and their children Noah, Mary, Aubrey & Levi; Jeff & Rachel of Ames and their children Jada, Kora & Lyza; Mark & Jennifer of Story City and their children Trevor & Emma; Brother & Sister-in-law LeRoy & Kathleen Waldo; Sister-in-law Karen Combs; and his nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Harold, mother Ruth, stepfather Jerry Coughenour, brothers Kent and Alan, and sister Sharon.

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Oct
7
Thursday
Gogerty Park
East Main St.
Zearing, IA, United States 50278
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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Oct
7
Thursday
Zearing City Park
400 E. Main Street
Zearing, IA, United States 50028
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

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J John and Deb Christy on Oct 7, 2021

What a kind and gentle man, always a smile and such a nice soothing voice that made your day! We will miss him.

J John and Lonna Furlong on Oct 7, 2021

So sorry to hear about the Jerry passing away. Even though I only knew him thru the crop insurance, he was a great person to work with. Thoughts and prayers for his family
John Furlong- Riverside, Iowa

Y Your InterVarsity Family on Oct 6, 2021

Praying Gods mercy will give you comfort knowing that your Father's long-suffering has ended and he is walking renewed with Jesus! All our love,Simple Sorrows was purchased for the family of Jerry Lynn Britten by Your InterVarsity Family.

J James and Katie Gjerde on Oct 6, 2021

Our warmest condolences,Simple Sorrows was purchased for the family of Jerry Lynn Britten by James and Katie Gjerde.

T Texeira Family on Oct 5, 2021

What a wonderful man, It was a privilege knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

R Ruth Monroe on Oct 5, 2021

A good friend and a good neighbor to our Lundy family.

H Haberl Family on Oct 5, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. May many great memories surround you ...Hope And Healing was purchased for the family of Jerry Lynn Britten by Haberl Family.

Y Your Friends at NAU Country on Oct 4, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Fond Memories was purchased for the family of Jerry Lynn Britten by Your Friends at NAU Country.

T The Board of Directors and Employees of Minerva Va on Oct 4, 2021

Thinking of all of Jerry's family during this difficult time. With sympathy,Peace Lily was purchased for the family of Jerry Lynn Britten by The Board of Directors and Employees of Minerva Va.

J Jan cook on Oct 4, 2021

A very special person. He will be missed by all! Love and thoughts for his family.

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