Gerald Thomas "Jerry" Fedler

  • Born: November 11, 1948
  • Died: December 12, 2015
  • Location: West Point, Iowa

Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Homes & Monuments

211 Madison Avenue
Donnellson, IA 52625

Tel. 319-835-5716

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gerald Thomas Fedler, 67, of West Point, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, December 12, 2015 at his home.

Born November 11, 1948 the son of Carl Gustav and Mary Louise (Menke) Fedler. On June 1, 1968 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fort Madison he married Carol Ann Hall.

Those left to honor his memory are his wife Carol. Two sons: Jason (wife Michelle) Fedler of Kernersville, North Carolina, Marcus (wife Heather) Fedler of Ainsworth, Iowa. One daughter Angie (husband Allen) Alcorn of Waterloo, Iowa. Four grandsons: Garrett Fedler, Grayson Fedler, Dylan Alcorn and Jesse Alcorn. Two sisters: Nadine Fedler-Cuccia, Jr. of Sacramento, California, Mary Rose Fedler of Fort Madison, Iowa. One brother Denie Fedler of Arizona. Sisters-in-law: Carole Devenney of Niles, Michigan, Sandy Fedler of Tipton, Iowa, Carleen Fedler-Mayer and Susan Fedler-Becker both of Fort Madison, Iowa, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers: Michael, Danny Joe and Melvin.

He was a member of Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point. He served his carpenter apprenticeship with Carpenters Union #440. He was a carpenter, state certified welder…his own mechanic, plumber and electrician. He took second place out of sixteen in the Carpenters Union Competition in Sioux City, Iowa. Jerry loved his family above all, his close friends and attending his grandson's sporting and school activities. He farmed all of his life, eventually buying his father's farm. Jerry loved all animals, including his cows, dog Sadie and cat Lucky. He enjoyed target practice, Harley riding, traveling in the United States, carpentry, welding, watching westerns and sports, and napping in his recliner.

Friends may call after 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point where there will be a parish rosary recited at 3:00 p.m. The family will meet with friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Saint Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point with Fr. Dennis Hoffman as Celebrant. 

Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in West Point.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the West Point Fire and Rescue or the Great River Honor Flight.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Carol and family,

Just heard of Jerry's passing today. Still in shock as I am sure you are too.
He always had a very warm smile when ever I saw him. May God be with you and your family in this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Dan and Jeannie Riddle - Montrose, IA - friend   December 18, 2015

Carol, I am so sorry for your loss. I know your husband is so dear to you. God will give you strength.

Posted by Mary Brown - Burlington, IA - friend   December 16, 2015

Jerry was a wonderful man. You have our heart felt condolences and prayers for the family.

My fondest memory is visiting with Isaac and Jennifer over Christmas when Isaac was still very young... Jerry and the entire family were so welcoming to us and we enjoyed a true family atmosphere on a very special day. We will always hold fond memories in our hearts.


John C Robinson

Posted by John C Robinson - Westerville, OH - Friend   December 16, 2015

I always enjoyed talking with Jerry at family gatherings, and hearing about his motorcycle stories. My sincere condolences to Carol and the rest of the family.
Doug and Anne Eckermann

Posted by Doug Eckermann - Urbandale, IA - Cousin (our mothers are sisters)   December 15, 2015

Jerry was definitely one of the good guys! He will be missed. Carol, I wish you & your children peace & comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Jeanette Yeggy - Davenport, IA - cousin   December 15, 2015

My condolences and my thoughts are with you.

Posted by Rhonda Kitchen - Greensboro, NC - Friend of son, Jason   December 15, 2015

Hello, Carol and family,
While I am saddened by Jerry's sudden death, I an only imagine how you must be feeling. Yet, I keep thinking. "Atta boy, Jerry! What a way to go!" How lucky we have all been to have this good guy in our lives! I'm pretty positive I've never seen a more patient husband listen to his wife reminisce about the good ol' days with her childhood friends, Carol. May memories of the good times you shared with Jerry bring a smile to your lips and a song to your heart when you need it most!

Carol, call me if you need anything. Meanwhile, know Ron and I are thinking of you,


Posted by Lorene Jacobsmeier Ellerhoff - Middletown, IA - family friend   December 15, 2015

Our prayers & thoughts are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Ed & Barbara Burford - IL   December 15, 2015

Blessed are they that mourn, they will be comforted. May your family be wrapped in comfort during this season. He was always there forvour family this year when we lost John and Patty, that was very special. Peace! His youngest first cousin.

Posted by Angelyn Reinbold - WARRENTON, VA - youngest first cousin, Imelda's   December 15, 2015

My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Prayers for comfort and peace to you, too.

Posted by Janet    December 15, 2015

Even though we have not lived in Iowa for quite some time we have so many past happy memories of time shared with Jerry, Carol & the kids. He was genuine friend & good neighbor. We pray that God brings his consoling grace to Carol & Jason, Marc & Angie. We send our heartfelt condolences to you all. Wish we were able to bring you our hugs in person. God keep you in his loving embrace.

Posted by Hal & Betty Montgomery - Land O' Lakes, FL - friend, former neighbor   December 14, 2015

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

Posted by Dianna Fedler Graham - Hot spgs, AR   December 14, 2015

My deepest sympathies to Carol, Jason, Marcus and Angie. It's been many years since we lived next to you. I've so enjoyed seeing pictures of the house, the cattle, the dogs, and most of all the family. Hopefully you can find peace in these memories, and soon they will bring smiles back to your faces.

Posted by Marty Fisher - Auburn, WA   December 14, 2015

Words, however kind, can't mend your heartache, but those who care for you share your grief and wish you comfort and peace of mind. To you and all of your family our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by JIm and Marianne Hanshaw - Washington, IA - Bible Study Brother   December 14, 2015

My deepest sympathy for your lost Carol. Please accept my prayers for you and family.

Posted by Ron Luegering - Chandler, AZ - Friend   December 14, 2015

Carol, Jason, Marcus, Angie & Families,
Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Please know we are thinking of you, praying for you, and sending lots of hugs your way.

Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.

Deepest sympathy,
Jeana West & Family
Karen Williams

Posted by Jeana West - Marion, IA   December 14, 2015

May your memories help you through this difficult time.

Posted by Sandy Fedler    December 14, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fedler family.

Posted by Jeff & Amy Soltys - Milan, TN   December 13, 2015