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Jerome G. "Jerry" Keirn

November 28, 1935 ~ November 13, 2017 (age 81)

Jerome G. “Jerry” Keirn, 81, of Peru passed away, at 6:45 PM, Monday, November 13, 2017 at the Blair Ridge Health Campus. He was born in Peru on November 28, 1935, the son of Grant and Lucile Younce Keirn. Jerry married Phyllis Mullett in Murfreesboro, TN on January 26, 1954 and she preceded him in death on February 9, 2008. Jerry was a 1953 graduate of Peru High School and retired from Civil Service at Grissom Air Force Base in 1996. He was a member of the Peru Maennerchor, Peru Moose Lodge and the Peru Eagles. Jerry enjoyed spending time at their lake cottage on Lake Manitou and he was an avid fisherman. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and took special delight in spending the holidays with his great grandchildren. He is survived by daughters Jeryl Buffington and her husband Joe of Peru, Lisa Touloukian and her husband Bruce of Peru and Beth McMillen and her husband John of Peru; a son Jeep Keirn and his wife Kristen of Plymouth, IN; grandchildren David Buffington, Daniel and his wife Kristina Buffington , Aram and his wife Julia Touloukian, Allison and her husband Clint Mathews, John M. and his wife Katie McMillen, Elisabeth and her husband Jared Heatley, Grant Keirn and Lucy Keirn and great grandchildren Amanda Buffington, Devin Buffington, Lucile Buffington, Bennett Buffington, Henry Matthews, Charlie Matthews and Lilias Touloukian. A service celebrating the life of Jerome G. “Jerry” Keirn will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main Street, Peru, IN. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 4:00-8:00 PM, Thursday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home. Family and friends may leave a memory or a message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at

 Service Information

November 16, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
84 W. Main Street
Peru, IN 46970

Funeral Service
November 17, 2017

11:00 AM
Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
84 W. Main Street
Peru, IN 46970

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