Jerry Lee Laipply, 80, of Bucyrus passed away peacefully onto his best life on January 12, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.
Jerry was born in Lykens Township, Ohio to the late Howard and Gladys (Oberlander) Laipply, on January 14, 1941. On June 4, 1961 he married the love of his life, Linda (Courter) Laipply and spent a wonderful 60 years together.
He started school in Chatfield and was a 1959 graduate of Mt. Zion High School which are both located in the Wynford School District. Jerry later became a loyal Eagle when his children attended school at Colonel Crawford.
Jerry was an avid gardener and gladly shared his knowledge and produce with many family and friends each year at harvest. Truly an outdoorsman, he enjoyed mushroom, rabbit and coon hunting and daily walks through the woods. He was fondly referred to as "Two Dog" by his many Timken friends where he retired from in 2003 after 31 years of service.
After retirement, Jerry spent many hours "working" for the Blackened Barrel, a farmhouse table making company that is owned and operated by his only grandson, Dylan Dzugan and his wife Stephanie. He worked side by side with them on a weekly basis, doing two things he loved, spending time with his family and helping others.
Jerry was an active member of North Robinson St. Paul Lutheran Church, a past Crawford County Conservation League Board Director, a founding member of the "Our Gang" kettle cooked bean soup crew, a proud member of the Cabin Gang, who built and maintain the log cabin on the Colonel Crawford school campus.
This special man was very patient and kind, and a loving husband, father, and pawpaw. He is fondly remembered for his ornery spirit, friendly personality, the ability to fix anything and sharing great food with his family and friends.
In addition to his wife, Jerry is survived by his children, Tracy (Martin) Dzugan, Crestline, Todd (Rochelle) Laipply, Centerburg; grandchildren, Dylan (Stephanie) Dzugan, Hailey (Devon) Parrella, Makenzie (Christian) Williams and Baileigh Laipply: great grandchildren, Wyatt, Wailynn, Zayne, and Zoey; sisters, Eleanor Longo, Waynesburg, Kaye Catello, Mansfield and sisters-in-law, Jean (John) Blackford, Corrine (Jack) Courter, best friend and coon hunting buddy, Dave (Gerri) Ujvari and many much-loved nieces, nephews, and friends.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his three brothers, John, George and Raymond, a sister, Mary Lou Parr, father and mother-in-law, Paul and Mildred Courter and brothers-in-law, Byron Tupps, John Blackford and Jack Courter.
The family plans to have a celebration of life at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or The Colonel Crawford Local School Cabin Fund in care of the funeral home.
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