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Jerry Genzer

January 4, 1942 ~ January 29, 2019 (age 77)
Jerry L. Genzer
January 4, 1942 – January 29, 2019

Jerry was born in Oklahoma City to George and Therma (Hall) Genzer on January 4, 1942. He peacefully went to his heavenly reward on January 29, 2019. Jerry was number 8 of 10 children. He was an active member of Westmoore Community Church for almost 12 years, and volunteered at St. Anthony Hospital for the last 7 years. Jerry was an avid sports fan. He played multiple sports in high school, and continued to play basketball and men’s softball for several years in his adult life. He loved the Oklahoma Sooners especially football, women’s basketball and softball. Jerry enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing and spending time at Lake Tenkiller with family and friends. He lived his entire life in the Oklahoma City/Moore area. He attended Crooked Oak and Sacred Heart Grade Schools, and graduated from Mt. St. Mary High School in 1960. He worked in a family-owned oil business for over 30 years. He finished his career at Commercial Distributing, Inc., where he made life-long friends, and retired in 2007. In 1958, Jerry met the love of his life, Lois Ann Sokolosky, while attending Mt. St. Mary High School. They married in 1961, had 3 children, and have been inseparable for over 60 years. Jerry had an absolute, never-ending love for his family. He was a superhero to them and will be greatly missed. Jerry is survived by his wife, Lois Genzer; sons Robert Genzer (Margot) and Randy Genzer; daughter Rhonda Young-Rodriguez (Kent); 10 wonderful grandchildren – Kyle (Sara), Kara (Darren), Krista (Sean), April (Bo), Kacie (John), Tyler (Kodi), Holly, Amanda (Derek), Dylan, and Bailey; 14 even more wonderful great grandchildren; honorary sons Mo Hestand (Terri) and Larry Cornelison (Tanya); 2 sisters and 3 brothers; the Sokolosky and Croslin families; and numerous other family and friends. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at Westmoore Community Church on Friday, February 8, 2019. In Lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Mt. St. Mary High School, Attn: Chris Stiles, 2801 S. Shartel, Oklahoma City, OK 73109 – In memory of Jerry Genzer, Class of 1960.
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