Jerry was born Sept. 8, 1940, in Livermore, Ia., to Marshall and Mabel (Dillinger) Hart. He was raised on a farm east of Webb, Ia., and graduated from Webb Community High School in 1958. Jerry worked for the Swift Company of Omaha, Neb., and the Con-Agra Company in Hastings for many years. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, playing cards and especially fishing.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Sharon; three sons: Leonard Hart and wife, Debra, David Hart and Raymond Hart; two step-daughters: Coleen Bach and husband, Phillip, and Carol Bach; sister, Judy Pounds and husband, Jim; two brothers: Loren Hart and wife, Belinda, and Sterling Hart and wife, Jolene; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; many cousins, nephews, nieces and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and beloved dog, Muffin.
Condolences may be sent online to www.dewittfuneral.com.
Memorials may be sent to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, 1250 Fourth Street, Santa Monica, Calif., 90401 or www.pcf.org.