Jerry L. Beechler, 79 of Bluffton, died Saturday, October 10, 2020 at his residence on the family farm. He was born September 5, 1941 in Indianapolis to Willard J. and Beatrice E. (Chumley) Beechler. He was married January 21, 1962 in Wells County to Sharon K. Johnson.
He attended Petroleum High School. He was a mechanic for Liechty Motors in Berne and at Moore’s Chevrolet in Bluffton and was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of West Missionary Church in Berne and recently attended Living Water United Church.
He is survived by two sons, Todd A. Beechler, and Tab R. Beechler, both of Bluffton; a granddaughter, Shelby A. Beechler of Bluffton; and great-grandson, Jordan D. Beechler, of Bluffton; sister, Clarice “Kelly” (Joe) Kober of Liberty Center; and his companion, Suzanne Smith of Bluffton.
He was preceded in death by his wife on October 28, 2014; his parents; and a sister, Leanna Myers.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 16 at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, October 17 at the funeral home. Pastor Clark Stoller will officiate. Burial will follow at Six Mile Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Friends Who Care Cancer Relief Foundation.
Visitors are asked to practice social distancing and all are required to wear a mask for both the visitation and service.
Arrangements provided by Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Friends may send online condolences to the family at www.thomarich.com.