Jerry graduated Van Horn High School in 1966 and completed a 3-year Mechanical Technology Program. He worked most of his life as a maintenance machinist including time at True Temper and Siemens Westinghouse, ending his work life the last 10 years running the Tooling Crib at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant.
In Jerry’s younger years he had a passion for race cars, building and driving his #20. He enjoyed hunting, boating, and fishing and especially going to his much loved lake house he built on Pomme de Terre Lake. He had a passion for woodworking and building furniture of which we will forever treasure the many pieces he created.
He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Julius and Norma Mittelstadt, brothers Julius Joseph, Johnnie, and James Otto Mittelstadt and sister, Judy Hershberger. He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda Mittelstadt, daughters Ann Powell and Nichole (Adam) McCarty, Martin “Buddy” Guymon (Jennifer), Robert Johnson (April), and grandchildren Jeffrey Neill and Gwendolyn McCarty, Ashlie Smith (Justin), Robert Guymon (Danielle), Megan Guymon, and Lynette Cooley (Dave), and great-grandchildren, Lily Neill, Ava Smith, Landon Smith, Lily Smith, Adrian Smith, Bentley Smith, Brooklyn Smith, Bryson Guymon, Brielle Guymon, Kyle Johnson, and Lincoln Tyler Johnson. Nephews William (Billy) Mittelstadt , James Dean Mittelstadt, and John Charles Hershberger.
Cremation has taken place and a visitation with his family will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday August 10, 2021 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St., Blue Springs, MO 64015. Due to Jackson County COVID-19 regulations, masks are to be worn inside. Private family inurnment will be at St. Luke’s Evangelical Free Church Cemetery, Wellington, MO.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to:
P.A.N. Foundation (Patient Access Network)
P.O. Box 76408, Baltimore, MD 21275-6408 https://donate.panfoundation.org/give/290725/#!/donation/checkout.
American Heart Association
PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284
St. Luke’s Evangelical Free Church
Wellington, MO 64097
Memories of Gerald and words of comfort for his family may be shared at http://www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.