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Jerry Venteicher

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Jerry Venteicher, 87, of Scranton, died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at Addington Place Assisted Living in Carroll.

Jerry, the second-oldest of six boys, was born on Aug. 7, 1934, at Willey, Iowa, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Brincks) Venteicher. He grew up in the Willey area and attended St. Joseph Catholic School. On May 21, 1955, Jerry married Eunice Hoffman at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dedham, Iowa. Following their marriage the couple made their home in Scranton.

Jerry started farming and raising cattle and hogs. Jerry was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Scranton until it closed.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 66 years: Eunice; his children: Steve Venteicher (fiancée Michelle Earlywine) of Woodward, Jean (Sherwood) Hoyle of Scranton, Carole Hanson of Waco, Texas, Randy Venteicher of Scranton, and Terry Venteicher of Grimes; his son-in-law: Jeff Nicoll; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his brother Elmer (Linda) Venteicher; sisters-in-law: Ruth Naberhaus, Edith Hoffman and Twilla Hoffman; as well as many nieces, nephews and other extended relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter: Lori Nicoll; infant son James; granddaughter Shayla Venteicher; parents-in-law: Henry and Katherine Hoffman; his brothers Raymond Venteicher, Ralph Venteicher, Merle Venteicher and Don Venteicher; brothers-in-law Gene Naberhaus, Maurice Hoffman, Dan Hoffman and Ken Nelson; and sisters-in-law Shirley Nelson, Barb Venteicher, Diane Venteicher and Phyllis Venteicher.

Due to the current rates of COVID-19 transmission, the family has chosen that a memorial service will be held at a later date at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. Funeral arrangements are under the guidance of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. Online condolences may be left for Jerry’s family at

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