Gerald Schirman, II (June 13, 1948 - August 19, 2023)

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Gerald Schirman, II
  • June 13, 1948
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  • August 19, 2023

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Gerald L. Schirman ll (Jerry) was a loving son, nephew, father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed traveling, watching movies, supporting the Iowa Hawkeyes, and spending time with his family and friends.

He was born on June 13, 1948 to his parents Gerald and Beulah Schirman. He was an only child and his parents’ pride and joy. He graduated from North High School in Des Moines, Iowa.

After high school, Jerry joined the Air Force and served for four years. He then went on to work in the auto industry and serve in the Army Reserves for 20 years.

He retired from the Army Reserves in 1995.

He married his wife, Lea, in Ankeny, Iowa on October 6, 2010. He had four children: Lori, Kelly, Mollie, and Amanda. They brought him loads of joy and happiness, because they are all so awesome and exceptional! He enjoyed watching them grow and succeed, and also become parents themselves. His kids enjoyed teasing him and joking around with him. Jerry passed away on August 19, 2023 at the age of 75. He will be terribly missed by his friends and family.


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  1. Cynthia Rose lit a candle:
    29 Aug 2023
    Lit since August 29, 2023 at 8:14:56 AM

  2. Lindley lit a candle:
    25 Aug 2023
    Lit since August 25, 2023 at 8:24:31 AM

  3. Mollie Hagins says:
    24 Aug 2023
    I have so many great memories of my dad. I inherited my love of horror movies from my him. He loved them all, even the terrible ones. I would go downstairs while he was watching them and join him, then have nightmares, ha! He also loved to watch sports and yell at the TV!
    One of my favorite memories was when he shaved his mustache. I was in elementary school and he had worn a mustache my whole life. Then one day he just randomly came home from work with no mustache. I just thought it was the weirdest thing to see him with no mustache and I teased him a lot. Then he grew it back because he was tired of hearing about it.

  4. Elijah moody says:
    24 Aug 2023
    Jerry will be missed we met Jerry though lea they always made us feel welcome and what time we spent together was enjoyable brisyn said enjoy help lea with taking care of Jerry God bless you and your family we love you guys

  5. Karen Brett lit a candle:
    24 Aug 2023
    Lit since August 24, 2023 at 8:27:19 PM

  6. Nick and Tina Cadena says:
    24 Aug 2023
    Jerry will be missed because he was so loved. We met Jerry through Lea we experienced Jerry through the love he and Leah shared. Love like that ,like Christ is deep,powerful,lasting,
    .✝️❤

  7. Tina and Nick lit a candle:
    24 Aug 2023
    Lit since August 24, 2023 at 8:35:48 AM

  8. Lea Schirman posted an image:
    24 Aug 2023
    Our little Buddy Jr. (BJ) 26 pound walker hound now also in heaven
    Our little Buddy Jr. (BJ) 26 pound walker hound now also in heaven

  9. Lea Schirman says:
    24 Aug 2023
    Jerry loved life like no one else I ever knew. He didn't like to talk about his past hurts, hang-ups, or habits. He accepted himself lock, stock, and barrel. As we grew in our relationship he listened and learned who I was and let me pursue my own path. When I would cut my hair to practically nothing, or gain 20 pounds, he never criticized. He had room in his heart for all of me every day. He never made a scene about not getting enough attention. He was just as happy at home watching tv and helping me cook, as he was taking me to New Orleans or Estes Park. We made each other happy and it was a good 23 years we spent together. The only thing he regretted about the move we made to Florida was the physical distance between himself and his kids. We got a little hound dog named BJ that he loved to pieces. We tried to take her to the fresh market and she barked and lunged at all the other dogs. We took her to watch the toy boat races on the lake and she liked that. We would have guest dogs over and could accept that and became best friends with Dukie. We have great pictures and I will have great memories. Jerry didn't even know he was a cat person until we got Skippo and Kitty, then later Molly and Asher. Our life was full of love and giving and sharing.

  10. Lea Schirman lit a candle:
    24 Aug 2023
    Lit since August 24, 2023 at 8:04:34 AM

  11. Lea Schirman posted an image:
    24 Aug 2023
    Lea and Jerry in Savannah, GA doing the riverboat tour. Such a happy day.
    Lea and Jerry in Savannah, GA doing the riverboat tour. Such a happy day.

  12. Kristine Schend lit a candle:
    24 Aug 2023
    Lit since August 24, 2023 at 8:06:17 AM

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