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Jerry Freshour

March 31, 1936 — September 11, 2021

Jerry Freshour, 85, of Corning, Iowa, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Vintage Park Assisted Living, Lenox, Iowa, surrounded by his family. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021 (time to be announced) at the Eagles Nest, Prescott, Iowa. A private burial will take place at Brooks Cemetery. Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. “In lieu of flowers”, memorials may be directed to EveryStep Hospice. Memories and condolences may be shared at

Jerry Eugene Freshour, the son of Delmar Olin and Mildred (Farris) Freshour, was born on a farm north of Corning on March 31, 1936. Jerry graduated from Corning High School with the Class of 1953.

Jerry proudly served his country in the Iowa National Guard. Jerry was united in marriage to Sandra Kay Green on August 31, 1956 in Prescott, Iowa. Five girls were born to bless this union. This marriage would see Jerry and Sandra celebrate 65 years together in August of this year.

Jerry worked for Stauffer Chemical in Omaha, NE, before he and Sandra moved to Greeley Colorado in 1957. They returned to the Corning area in 1958 with Jerry working several jobs including; a canned milk route, a bulk milk route in Corning. Jerry then sold, installed and serviced bulk milk coolers.

Jerry and Sandra moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1969. Jerry would work nine and one-half years installing refrigeration compressors for Maverick Store Fixtures. During these years away, Jerry would obtain his private pilot’s license as well as his instrument pilot’s license. He would use these skills to fly Arizona Speaker of the House, Burton Barr, to various rallies.

Jerry and Sandra would move back to Iowa in 1979, when he started JF Construction which he would own and operate for 37 years. Jerry was known for his expertise and efficiency in this business which culminated in many lifelong clients. Jerry and Sandra loved to camp and spend time with family and friends. This love of camping started in Arizona while the girls were young and would continue throughout their lives. Jerry and Sandra spent much time traveling in their motorhome to attend NASCAR races, and watching their grandson’s race. Above all, family was most important to Jerry. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Jerry is survived by his five daughters: Lori (Don) Coffman of Oklahoma City, OK, Linda (Will) Heuett, Lisa (Mike) Brown, Terri (Dan) Kretzinger, and Traci (Randy) Westphal all of Corning, IA. Jerry leaves behind 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Larry (Judy) Green of Buckeye, AZ, several nieces and nephews, and many lifelong special friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his wife Sandra; his parents; his brother, Clifford Freshour; his sister, Joann Weis; and granddaughter, Kari Shuler.

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