Jerry Bergeon


GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Jerry F. Bergeon, 72, of Greenwood, S.C., passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014, in his residence.

He was born on March 10, 1942, to George and Unita (Peppers) Bergeon in Defiance, Ohio. Jerry served in the U.S. Air Force from 1961-66. Jerry also worked as a laborer for DMP. He was a member of AMVETS Post 1991, and a former member of FOE 321 Eagles Aerie.

Jerry is survived by his daughter, Melanie (Jason) Hinkle of Sherwood, Ohio; sons, Chad Bergeon of Defiance, Ohio, Christopher Bergeon of Brooklyn Center, Minn., and Phillip Bergeon of Brooklyn Center, Minn.; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers, Jan Bergeon of Defiance, Ohio, Gene Bergeon of Sarasota, Fla.; and sister, Joanne Amunson of Dyersville, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a nephew, Brian Bergeon; and a brother, Jack Bergeon.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 23, 2014, from 2-8 p.m. at Schaffer Funeral Home, Inc., Defiance, Ohio. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Schaffer Funeral Home, with Rev. Josh Schmidt officiating. Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be given at

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  • So sorry for your loss.  Went to school with Jerry from grade school to graduation.  Was a really nice guy.