James F. Kerg Sr.

Born: Fri., Jan. 31, 1930
Died: Fri., Oct. 26, 2012

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James F. Kerg Sr., 82, 10 Knollwood Lane, Sidney, Ohio, died at his residence on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 12:17 AM. He was born January 31, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of Theodore and Viola (Schilke) Kerg and they are deceased. He was married to Patricia Palsak on November 20, 1954 and she survives along with four children, James F. Kerg Jr. of Sidney, Christopher Kerg and wife Lisa of Piqua, Ohio, Karen Potts and husband David of Sidney and Sue Carr and husband Greg of Louisville, Kentucky and 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. One son, Michael Kerg and two brothers, David Kerg and Theodore Kerg are deceased. Mr. Kerg was a graduate of John Carroll University with a degree in Business Administration. He was the President and co-owner of Piqua Paper Box Company He was a United States Army veteran, a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church where he served as an usher, an avid golfer, founding member of the Lehman Scholarship Fund, member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, and a board member of the Piqua Country Club and Wilson Memorial Hospital. As per the deceased request, private funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney with Rev. Daniel Hess. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery, Sidney at 11:00 AM and friends are invited to be a part of the committal service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lehman Scholarship Fund, 2400 St. Mary's Ave., Sidney, Ohio 45365, Holy Angels School Foundation, 120 E. Water St., Sidney, Ohio 45365 or Wilson Hospice, 1083 Fairington Dr., Sidney, Ohio 45365. Condolences may be expressed to the Kerg family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's web site at: www.salm-mcgillandtangemanfh.com

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joyce r buehler

To the Kerg Family Karen and others. Please accept my deepest condolences at the loss of your father. Even though it is expected it is always still a shock. I only met him once but he seemed like a very nice person and I know where his children and grandchildren get their wonderful, giving personalities from. Praying for you. Joyce R. Buehler

Virginia Seewer

My sincere sympathy to all of you - family and friends. He was a man with a well-lived life. I pray good memories of him will lessen your grief.

Deborah Terry-Wenclewicz

Karen, Jim, Chris and Sue, My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you and your mom at the loss of a wonderful dad and hubsand. Know that is his at peace. All my love.

Doug and Susie Carr

Sue and family...So sorry to hear of your father's passing.. know that keeping good memories close to your heart he will always be with you.. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers... Love you, Doug and Susie

Joan Boltz

Karyn and Kevin join me in sending our sympathy to all the family. Your Dad left a legacy in many worthwhile causes, but his greatest legacy, of course, are all you children, grand- and great-grandchildren. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kelli (Casto) Hart

My deepest sympathies to the family! We are sending prayers your way.

Terry and Arlett Richardson

Our deepest sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Darrel W Hollenbacher

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of Jim Kerg. He was a great man and will be missed. I will always remember his advice and good counsel.

Mike Smith

Chris and Jim: I am very sorry to hear about your father's passing. I know that he had struggled with several health problems over that past few years. Although I only met him once I know from both of you that he certainly was a fighter. It is never good to lose a family member but I know that with your faith and your family you will get through it. God Bless

Mary Ellen and Henry Pope

Dear Pat, Jim Jr., Karen, Chris,Sue, and all the extended family.... I heard about Jim's death Friday and have been thinking of all of you. I'm glad he got to live and die "his way"...and glad I got to talk with him recently. . It is hard for me to not be with all of you at this time, and I know how much you will miss your husband and father. So many memories come to mind for me. While you grieve, I can see Jim up there in heaven getting the grand tour....and possibly giving an opinion or two... Love you all, Mary Ellen and Henry

Bob and Betty Roeckner

Dear Pat and family, You have our deepest sympathy on the death of Jim. Our prayers are with you. Sincerely, Bob and Betty (Ratermann) Roeckner

The Tenney Family

Please know that you are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers as you experience this time of loss. We all have such wonderful memories of times spent with Jim. Know there is comfort in the fact that God will hold you close and ease your pain. Much love and prayers from the Tenney's (Robert, Bob, Dave, Carol and Melissa ).

Misty McMahon

I send this message not with sadness, but with pride and appreciation. Grandpa Kerg was a such an outstanding man. He stood by the three loves of his life: his wife, his family, and his country. He always greeted me with a kiss on the cheek and a, "How are you, Honey Bunny?" It made my day every time. My only regret is that I didn't thank him each and every day for his service to our country and for raising a wonderful family that I am now part of. The U.S. government said he had a purple heart, but I think anyone who knew him knew it was made of pure gold. Cheers, Grandpa! You will always be loved.

Kim Caserta-Long

My dearest Lisa and Chris, Words can never express the sorrow when we lose a loved one but the memories help us live each day. Mr. Kerg was a good man, he kept his family close, solid faith in God and a deep sense of community. He was truly a jewel among men. We love you! Billy, Kimmy, Dylan and Wyatt

Brenda Weidner

Dear Dan and Family, Please accept my heart felt sympathy for the loss of your Grandfather. Misty often told me how much she liked him and what an awesome man he was. I'm sure he was a solid foundation in your family, and will be greatly missed. Love,Brenda

John Coffield

Jim, Karen and all, My condolences on the passing of your dad. He was a good man and always treated me well. I have not seen him for a number of years but I remember him fondly. My thoughts are with you. John

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Amy (Geise) Mescher

My condolences on the passing of your dad and grandpa. @Karen, it was a nice surprise to contact you again! Your dad is at peace now. He was an important support system for your family. Remember he will continue his work in heaven :-) remember the memories...

Chris and Mary Bunnell Swift

Jim and family, I was looking for another name when I saw your father's. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. What a great guy in every way, and what an honor and privilege it must have been to be his son. My parents loved your Dad and Mom; they valued their friendship. Our thoughts are with you.

John Lehmann
   Posted Tue January 07, 2014
As a very young child, I remember Mr. Kerg while on Willshire Road, in Lyndhurst, Ohio. He was very kind and always treated us with respect and the utmost of kindness. I have not seen him since the Beatles had short hair; but I sure do remember Mr, Kerg! He always smiled and made us feel welcomed.