Jimmie L. Kerr, 82, of Hampton, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton in Hampton, Iowa.
He was born October 11, 1934 in Hampton, Iowa, to Bert and Leone (Funnell) Kerr. Jimmie attended Hampton High School and graduated from Iowa Central College of Fort Dodge. He was united in marriage to Twila Siems on November 15, 1958, in Austin, Minnesota. They had four children: Peggy Allison, Kimberly Brocka, Mike Kerr and Matthew Kerr.
Jimmie served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a carpenter, a farm hand, and at Farmland Foods. Jimmie was a union member of the Local P1169 Amalgamated Meat Cutters. He was a life long member of the Church of Christ, transferring his membership from the Hampton Church of Christ in 1967 to the Bristow Church of Christ. Jimmie enjoyed fishing, hunting, and trapping. He also enjoyed gardening, planting trees, spending time with his family and his dog, Buddy James.
Jimmie is survived by his daughters Peggy Allison of Hampton and Kim Brocka of Alden, his sons Mike Kerr (Dawn Roberts) of Mason City and Matthew Kerr (Valerie Plaehn) of Dumont, grandchildren Amber Ubben of Surprise, Arizona, John (Molly) Jungling of West Des Moines, Melissa (fiancé Lance Alderson) Brocka of Clear Lake, Crystal (TJ) Hass of Hastings, Minnesota, Naomi (Jake) Froyum of West Concord, Minnesota, Emily Brocka of Alden, Jeremy Brocka of Dumont, Brenden Walker of Mason City, Cameo Kerr of Waverly, Austin and Ciara Kerr of Allison and Gabriella Berenes of Allison, great-grandchildren Cameron and Lauren Ubben of Surprise, Arizona, Tori Walker of Surprise, Arizona, Decker Jungling of West Des Moines, MacKenna Hambly (Nathan Kettwig) of Swaledale, Kade and Kaleb Hambly of Clear Lake, Connor Huberg of Waverly, Devon Huberg of New Hartford, Hunter, Gage and Tanner Huberg of Hastings, Minnesota, Autumn, Coy and Levi Froyum of West Concord, Minnesota, Keeley Stanbrough of Alden, Paisley Harlan of Alden and Joseph Palmieri of Waverly.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Twila, brother Duane Stewart, sons-in-law Paul Allison and Merlin Clock.
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