1936 - 2018
Jerry was raised in Newton, where he attended Newton High School and then graduated with honors from the University of Kansas undergraduate and Medical School. After two years in the United States Air Force, he went on to study Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Thereafter, he returned to Omaha, Nebraska, where he joined Dr. Harold Ladwig in a highly successful practice of neurology. Together, they organized the Omaha Neurological Clinic.
Jerry retired from medical practice on Dec. 31, 1997. Being a person of strong Christian faith, he thereafter spent his time working in his church and leading many Bible study and adult Sunday classes. May Jesus Christ be praised!
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. John William and Leah Agnes Hertzler of Newton; and sister, Nancy Kay Hertzler Powell of Colorado.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Julie (Sivers) Hertzler; three wonderful sons: John Sivers Hertzler (Susan), Bradley Kincaid Hertzler (Allison) and Matthew Wright Hertzler (Kyle); and grandchildren: Madeline, William, Jerrad, Havelah, Hannah, Harriet, Nathan and Levi.
The family will receive friends on from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday (April 5, 2018) at the West Center Chapel of Heafey Hoffmann Dworak and Cutler Mortuaries in Omaha. Graveside service will be 9 a.m. Friday (April 6, 2018) at Oakland Cemetery in Oakland, Iowa, with military honors. Memorial service will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at Dundee Presbyterian Church, 5312 Underwood, Omaha.
Memorials are suggested to Dundee Presbyterian Church, Abide Ministries or Alongside Ministries.
Arrangements by Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler, West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd., Omaha, NE 68124, 402-391-3900, www.heafeyheafey.com.