JERRY LUVERNE ELM
Jerry Luverne Elm, 80, of Toddville died suddenly on Monday, October 15, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA. A visitation will be on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 4-7pm at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 11 AM at Zion Lutheran Church in Hiawatha. Burial will be in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Jerry Luverne Elm was born on February 20, 1938 in Webster City; the son of John E. Elm and Wahneeta W. Davis. Jerry grew up in Webster City, IA. He graduated from high school in 1956, then he enlisted in the Iowa Army National Guard in 1956-1965. He was united in marriage to Janice Gramblin on May 8, 1960 in Webster City, IA, they enjoyed 58 years together. Over the years Jerry became self-employed. He owned and operated Elms Standard, Cedar Rapids, IA, Elm’s J & J Amoco in Marion, IA, he then retired in 1992 from Elms Auto Repair in Marion, IA. Jerry was very fortunate to be able to spend time with his family, friends, and enjoyed traveling in his retirement.
Jerry was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, he belonged to the Lions Club in Toddville, IA and the American Legion Post #674, Toddville, IA. He was an active member in the Cedar Rapids Corvette Club. There was never a day that went by that he didn’t have a big smile on his face. He Loved God, his family and friends. He never met a stranger and would talk all day long if you let him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Jackie Elm and Don Gorman, and his brother-in-laws, Cecil Gramblin Jr., Marvin Gramblin, and Gary Gramblin.
Left to cherish Jerry’s memories are his wife Janice Elm of Toddville, three children Tony (Rhonda) Elm of Marion, Karla Elm of Cedar Rapids, and Kip (Angela) Elm of Cedar Rapids, grandchildren, Tana (Brad) Carte, Darin Elm, Jacob (Laura Tietz fiance) Elm, and Jacquelyn Elm, mother, Mildred Elm of Webster City, siblings, Ronald (Cindy) Davis of Toddville, Lynda(Larry) Chamberlain of Cedar Rapids, and Jerry (Michelle) Gorman of Kansas.
His love for God, family and friends was deep and unwavering. Jerrys warm heart and twinkle in his eyes embraced everyone he came across. He was blessed in that he never met a stranger.
Memorial’s may be directed to the family in Jerry’s name.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.