Jerry Niese Sr.


Jerry E. Niese Sr., 51, of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2012.

He was born on October 2, 1961, to Richard Sr. and Betty (Curtis) Niese in Napoleon, Ohio.

Jerry is survived by his parents, Richard Sr. and Betty Niese of Defiance; sons, Don Apple of McClure, Ohio, and Jerry Niese Jr. of McClure, Ohio; daughter, Brandy (Richard) Grogan of Waynesville, N.C.; two grandchildren; and brother, Richard Niese Jr., Defiance. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Niese.

He enjoyed driving trucks and working on cars.

Visitation will be private at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio. There will be no services.

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