Jerry V. Gillingham

Jerry V. “Jer Bear” Gillingham, age 73 of West Unity, passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday, July 18, 2015. He was born on June 21, 1942 in Bay City, Michigan to the late Carl Gillingham and Anna (Knapp) Gillingham.

Jerry retired from ODOT in Wauseon after many years of service. He was a member of the Wildwood Bowman Club in Delta. Jerry enjoyed hunting, especially deer and bear, fishing and searching for wild mushrooms.

Jerry is survived by his children, Scott (Michelle) Gillingham, Tonja (Michael) Broud and Kim Gillingham; brother, Ronald (Bonnie) Gillingham; grandchildren, Amanda and Ashley Gillingham and great grandchildren, Chloe, Carter and Coda Hagen. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carol A. Gillingham.

In lieu of flowers, contributions made be made out to the family c/o Scott Gillingham. Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at

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