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Jerry Loghry

April 26, 1945 — December 7, 2023

Prescott, Iowa


Jerry Loghry, 78 of Corning, Iowa formerly Prescott, Iowa passed away Thursday, December 7, 2023 at Corning Specialty Care.  Jerry will be laid to rest in the Arlington Cemetery, Villisca, Iowa at a later date. Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center was in charge of the cremation arrangements.  The family will be hosting a Memorial Gathering from 12 – 4 PM, Saturday, December 16, 2023 at the Carbon Hall.  A luncheon will be served during the gathering.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Jerry Loghry Memorial Fund, to be established by the family.  Memories and condolences can be shared online at

Jerry Lee Loghry, the son of Doyle Berdine and Gwendolyn Mae (Anderson) Loghry, was born in Villisca, Iowa April 26, 1945.  Jerry attended school thru the 9th grade and then was needed to stay home to help on the family farm.  The family farmed in the Guss and New Market area for many years.  In 1965, Jerry was united in marriage to Carol Davis in Clarinda, Iowa.  Two children would be born to bless this union, Randy and Ricky.  The couple divorced when the boys were very young and Ricky was adopted by Michael Wiater.  Later, on July 28, 1974, Jerry married Luanne Curtis and became step-father to Luanne’s daughters, Deanna and Jody.

Most of Jerry’s working years were spent driving a semi-truck coast-to-coast until ill health forced him to retire.  While he was able, Jerry operated heavy equipment and did good work with a bull dozer and back hoe.  He was also known as an excellent Carpenter.  Jerry’s happy personality and smiling face will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Preceding Jerry in death was his 1st wife, Carol; his parents; his uncle, Art Anderson; and his 23-year companion, Shirley Wilkinson.

Jerry is survived by his sons:  Randy (wife Shelly) Loghry of Corning, Iowa; Ricky Wiater of Omaha, Nebraska; his step-daughters:  Deanna (husband Dave) Roth of Des Moines, Iowa and Jody (husband Kevin) Smith of Winterset, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; his sister, Joanna (husband Verl) Baker of Clarinda, Iowa; 2 nieces; a nephew; uncle, Gary Anderson of Orange, California; and his 2nd wife, Luanne (husband Larry) Johannes of Massena, Iowa; and many friends.  

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Service Schedule

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Memorial Gathering

Saturday, December 16, 2023

12:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Carbon Community Hall

203 5th Street, Carbon, 50841

The family will be present to receive friends and a lunch will be served during the gathering.

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