Jerry Vincent Taskey


Jerry Vincent Taskey, 75, of Seymour, passed away at 2 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, with his family by his side.

Born in Seymour, he was the son of Glen Edward and Marie Zumhingst Taskey, both of whom preceded him in death. On Oct. 27, 1962, he married Ida LaVerne Maschino in Four Corners.

Jerry was a graduate of Shields High School in Seymour, and after graduation he joined the United States Army and served his country from 1958 to 1962. He then went to work for H.O. Canfield in Seymour for a few years and then to Cummins Engine Co., from where he retired in 2003 after 33 years of service.

Jerry was a very loving and caring husband and father. He enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, American Legion Post 1925 for 42 years during which time he served as former vice commander, the Eagles club for 30 years, Thunderbird Club, owning a 1956 Ford Thunderbird, and was a member of the 40 & 8 Club. His main hobby was working on vehicles, and as he would say, his pride and joy was restoration.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 53 years; two children, Jerrie Marie (Leland Huff) Dover and Terry Lee (Mindy) Taskey; three grandchildren, Paul, Tabitha and Matthew; five great-grandchildren, Braydon, Cailyn, Kyha, Gavin and Iziah; two sisters, Glenna Rigsby and Regina Osborne; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Edward Taskey and Edward Eugene Taskey in infancy.

A funeral service honoring Jerry’s life will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Voss Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Blomenberg officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be at a later date with full military graveside rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled American Veterans, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Memorial donations may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Don and Dana Myers Cancer Center or donor’s choice of charity.

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