Jerry Lowell Metternich, 68, of Hamilton, passed away on Tuesday, July 7, at Blessing Hospital following a short illness.
Jerry was born on Sept. 26, 1951, in Carthage, the son of Lowell Albert and Geraldine “Jady” (Brady) Metternich. On May 3, 1975, he was united in marriage to Susan Diane Quackenbush at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Warsaw. She survives.
Jerry graduated from Warsaw High School in 1969, and graduated from Quincy College in 1973. He began his working career as the Alumni Director at Quincy College and later went on to own and operate The Vogue and Molly and Company clothing stores in Keokuk from the late 1970’s until the early 1990’s. He then went on to work in sales for AMI Pipe Supply in Keokuk, Area Distributors in Quincy, and most recently worked for McFarland-Swan Supply Company in Keokuk.
Jerry was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Keokuk, and was involved in many community organizations including the Keokuk Chamber of Commerce, McNamara’s Band, Keokuk Convention and Tourism, Keokuk Knights of Columbus, the Keokuk Yacht Club, and the Rotary Club of Keokuk.
He was recently honored with a reception at the Knights of Columbus by these organizations. He was very touched by the recognition.