On Thursday, July 15, 2021, Jerry Lynn Gerardot, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 69.
Jerry was born on September 2, 1951 in Fort Wayne, IN to Ralph and Lottie Gerardot. He
received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from
Manchester University in North Manchester, IN in 1973. On June 2, 1973 he married Judith
Annette Weygandt. They raised one son, Jason, and one daughter, Jennie.
Jerry’s passion in life was his company, Western Tool & Supply. He took over the company from his father in 1987 when it was 1 small location in Oakland, CA. He spent his life growing the
company to 11 locations in 6 states. He was well known throughout the industry for the
personal connections and partnerships he created with his customers. Outside of work, Jerry enjoyed cooking and spending time with his family. Rarely did he cook the same meal twice and everyone was always welcome to have a seat at the table. When not cooking, he spent his time sitting on the back porch looking over the lake while listening to the Beatles loud enough for all to hear.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Ralph, and his mother, Lottie. He is survived by his wife Judy, his son Jason, his daughter Jennie and his sister Cynthia. In lieu of flowers, please take the opportunity to donate to Jerry's foundation give.themmrf.org/JerryG