Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Gerald T. “Jerry” Kreinbrink

Gerald T. “Jerry” Kreinbrink, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, died Sunday morning, April 11, 2021, at the age of 81, at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

Jerry was born April 6, 1940, to Leonard and Edna (Schroeder) Kreinbrink in Putnam County, Ohio. He worked for 30 years at PPG Industries. On April 29, 1961, he married Marcia Wise.

Jerry was a lifelong farmer. He raised his three daughters on a farm near Tiro, Ohio and had a passion for refurbishing antique tractors, was a member of the Antique Tractor Association and the Two Cylinder Club, and always made sure to help other farmers in the area and fix lawnmowers for anyone who needed it.

Jerry dedicated much of his life to serving his community. He spent 43 years at the Tiro Volunteer Fire Department, seven of those as fire chief, was an Auburn Township Trustee for 8 years, and was a member of the Crestline Eagles. He was a devout Catholic his entire life and was an active member of both Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in North Auburn and St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington. He was one of God’s best enforcers leading by example in serving the church as a lector, eucharistic distributor, and always volunteered at parish events- excelling specifically in instant Bingo ticket sales.

He had a subscription to the local newspaper his entire life, specifically so he could read the comics, and his daily routine included solving the worlds problems over coffee at the fire house with his friends. Jerry’s greatest joys included riding his motor scooter and spending time with his children and grandchildren- attending many sporting events and recitals over the years.

He is survived by a large and loving family: his wife of 60 years, Marcia; his daughters, Annette (Randy) Gardner of Toledo, Michele (Carl) Lamping of Cincinnati, and Julie (Steve) Heinlen of Nevada; seven grandchildren: Brad (Cara) Heinlen, Nate (Amber) Heinlen, Andrew Lamping, Lauren Lamping, Ted Gardner, Sarah Gardner, and Jack Gardner; five great-grandchildren: Abigail, Anthony, Aiden, Harper, and Eleanor; his siblings, Nick (Kathy) Kreinbrink, Sister Mary Stephan SND, Helen (Gene) Boes, and Carolyn (Silas) Chaney; brother-in-law: Dennis Jaqueth; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Alice Jaqueth.

Jerry’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 422 W. Mansfield Street, New Washington, Ohio on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. with Fr. George Mahas officiating. Calling hours will be at Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 4-7 pm with a wake service beginning at 7 pm. Burial will be in Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery, North Auburn. In lieu of flowers, his family requests memorial contributions to St. Bernard Catholic Church.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy may be done by leaving an online condolence on Jerry’s obituary at or by leaving a comment on his post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Tom Adams says:

    To Marcia and girls. My deepest condolences to you and your families. I always liked and respected Jerry from the time of being neighbors, volunteers on the fire dept and him being a client for many years. RIP my friend.

  2. Joan Winkle says:

    My deepest sympathy to your family. Jerry had a great life surrounded with people he loved. He will be missed

  3. Lorene says:

    Aunt Marcia, Annette, Shelly and Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great person. I always loved seeing him and talking to him when we had family get togethers. My prayers are going out to all of you and your families. Love you all. Lorene.

  4. Mark Ebbeskotte says:

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Kreinbrink family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers these coming days. May all your warm memories of Jerry ease your pain and my you find comfort in knowing Jerry is resting in the loving arms of our Lord.

  5. Susie says:

    Im so very sorry for your loss. He was a very kind man. My prayers are with all of you strong women. He must have been so proud. Love to you all and I wish you God’s grace to get thru this sad time.

  6. Doug & Sharon Snipes says:

    So sorry to hear of Jerrys passing. Marcia you and Jerry were a wonderful example of a good marriage. Love to you and the girls.

  7. Bill & Fran Schroeder says:

    Our sincere condolences on Jerry’s passing. May your memories bring you comfort. Prayers for all.

  8. Debbie Eshelman says:

    To Kreinbrink Family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Jerry. He was such a nice man.
    You have our condolences.
    Prayers Debbie and Charlie Eshelman

  9. Dean & Ann Rader says:

    So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers to Marcia and girls ! Jerry was a great person that always treated people well. He will be missed but he is in the arms of God !

  10. Julie Ensman says:

    Marcia, thinking of you and your family. Prayers to all.

  11. Bro. Randy Kin says:

    Marcia, Annette, Shelly and Julie, I’m so sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you and your family at this time and the months to come. May Jerry Rest In Peace with the risen Lord Jesus!
    Peace and Love,
    Bro Randy

  12. Joyce Saunders says:

    My heartfelt sympathy to all the family! Jerry was a really great guy and he had a wonderful life. May he RIP!

  13. Greg and Susie says:

    To Marcia and families,
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you. We are blessed to have known Jerry, as our daughter, Cara, married into this beautiful family. Jerry is a kind and good man and it was evident how much he has loved his family and the grandkids.
    You are all in our prayers. May God’s promise of eternal joy comfort you. Jerry has found peace in his heavenly reward.
    Love to all, Greg and Susie

  14. Don & Jane Phenicie says:

    Marcia & family
    Know you are in our prayers. We will surely miss him riding by on his scooter. He always took time to stop and chat! May God give each of you comfort from all his memories you have to cherish.

  15. Chris Daniel says:

    Marcia & family,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of Jerry. What a great neighbor and friend to all in the Mother of Sorrows community. May your strong faith and the love of family and friends be of comfort to you at this time. God Bless.

  16. Stasia Ulmer says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you at this time giving you strength. I pray that the wonderful memories that you have will help ease your pain .

  17. Tim Cotton says:

    Sorry for your loss. May his memory be eternal.

  18. Faye Cole says:

    Marcia, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. My you find peace knowing Jerry is now with our Lord. I’ll always remember the trip we took to Cincinnati. God bless you.

  19. Bernie and Kathy says:

    Aunt Marcia, Annette, Shelly, and Julie, our deepest sympathies go to your family We are praying for you to have the peace and strength that comes from the knowledge that God loves you and that He will take care of you. Blessings to you all

  20. emerson eckstei says:

    Marcia You & the girls plus families are in my prayers. Just a great guy to work with. A pleasure to have known the both of you.

  21. Ann Imhoff says:

    Marcia and family
    So very sorry for your loss of Jerry He was a great guy❤️Remember him at the KofC and The Nursing Home with his Mother❤️
    Prayers for you and Family


    Marcia and Family our deepest sympathy to you in the passing of Jerry. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time.

  23. Dave & Sue Nedolast says:

    So sorry for your loss. Jerry was a great neighbor and we will really miss him.
    your family is in our prayers

  24. Pat & Sue Logsdon says:

    Marcia and family we express our deepest sympathy to all of you and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  25. Tom Wilcox and family says:

    We are so sorry for your loss-Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May all the wonderful memories comfort you.

  26. Nançy and Charlie Mann says:

    Prayers for all of you. Such a kind and nice man. Gods love be with you. Nancy and Charlie Mann.

  27. Robert and Karen(Boes) Brandon says:

    Aunt Marcia and family! Our deepest sympathies to all of you!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time!! May Uncle Jerry Rest In Peace!!!

  28. Jerry Barber says:

    Deepest sympathy to the entire family of Jerry Kreinbrink in the passing of Jerry. When I lived on Settlement East Rd. I got to know the whole Kreinbrink family. I have good memories of that time.
    Jerry & Becky Barber

  29. Bill & Karen Rieman says:

    Many the wonderful memories of Jerry remain with you always. Jerry is now wrapped in the arms of Our Lord. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficulty time.

  30. Beth Patton Knight says:

    Marcia and girls,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I have such wonderful memories of meeting you all when we moved to the school district and times in 4H that I will never forget. I didn’t know Jerry well but he must have been an incredible man to have you as his wife and children. I’ll be thinking of you all in the days to come.

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