Jerry Fred Wanner, 87, died on September 19, 2021, at home surrounded by his loved ones. Jerry was born in Logan, Utah, on October 4, 1933, to Fredrick Dominicus Wanner and Leone Marion Olney.
Jerry graduated from Weber High School in 1951 and Weber State College in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.
He married Gloria Mary Taylor on November 23, 1960, in the Logan Temple for time and all eternity.
Jerry served in the United States Army in France for two years. After his military service, he worked at Hill Air Force Base for 38 years. Although he lost his sight in his right eye in 1961, there was nothing he could not fix or create. He built furniture, their first house, his train shop, scale models, a wooden boat, a camper van, and a fifth wheel trailer. He also ran a part-time body shop in his garage, where he rebuilt cars. One of his favorites was a 1963 Ford Thunderbird which he turned into a convertible.
He was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed working and playing in his train shop with his boys and grandchildren. He enjoyed boating and was an excellent water skier. He has had many adventures with his wife and boys all over the country. He captured these wonderful memories on film and watching slides at Grandpa’s house was a real treat!
After his retirement, he and Gloria spent the winters in Yuma, Arizona, with his brother, Robert, and sister-in-law, Marcia. While there, he was called to serve in the branch presidency. Jerry was worthy to go and serve whenever he was called. He had such love for God and his family and served faithfully in the baptistery at the Temple of Ogden and in many other callings as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jerry is survived by his beloved wife, 60 year old Gloria; his sons Kim Wanner, Cory (Terri) Wanner, Kelly (Sharee) Wanner, Brad (Kristi) Wanner, his daughter Deanna Bingham, ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, his brother Robert (Marcia) Wanner and his beautiful -Sister Marsha Park.
Jerry is predeceased by his parents Fred and Leone Wanner, his in-laws Darrell and Matilda Taylor and his stepdaughter Kristi Wanner.
Funeral services will be on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. with a screening from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.
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Interment at Leavitt Autorest Memorial Park.
Posted by Leavitt’s Mortuary September 23-24, 2021.