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Obituary: Gerald “Jerry” Sylvester Kimmet | The daily mail

Gerald “Jerry” Sylvester Kimmet, 89, of Prescott, Arizona, was peacefully called into the house of the Lord on July 22, 2022. He was born May 28, 1933, in Tiffin, Ohio to Ralph S. and Rose M. (Burns ) Kimmet.

Gerald graduated from St. Wendelin High School, Fostoria, Ohio in 1951. He served as a Corporal in the United States Army, 8th Golden Arrow Division, from May 1953 to May 1955. Gerald married Marilyn J. Molnar on August 25, 1956 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Gibsonburg, Ohio with Gerald’s uncle, Rev. Alvin H. Burns, CPPS, officiating, and they spent nearly 66 years together.

Gerald started his own business, Kimmet’s Electric Co. in Ottawa, Ohio in 1959, which he owned and operated for over 50 years, specializing first in household electrical appliances and later in residential and commercial electrical contracts. . Gerald was a volunteer firefighter with the Ottawa Village Fire Department and a special deputy sheriff with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. In 1975, Gerald moved his family from Ohio to Prescott, Arizona, where he continued Kimmet’s Electric Co. until his retirement in 2009. From 1997 to 2010, Gerald worked part-time at Home Depot, in the electrical department. and also the Pro-Desk, in Prescott and Prescott Valley.

Gerald joined the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Jeep Posse, a volunteer search and rescue organization, in 1978. He was elected captain in 1982, 1991, 1993, and 1994, and served as treasurer for more than 19 years. . He was instrumental in building the Jeep Posse Meeting Hall and Training Center, located in Pioneer Park, Prescott. For more than 20 years, Gérald has been responsible for several additions and revisions to the training center. During the 1990s, he was an EMT licensed by the State of Arizona, which helped him with his search and rescue duties. His favorite activity was organizing security checkpoints and plotting routes for the Gheral Brownlow Man Against Horse race held annually on Mingus Mountain. Gerald retired from the Jeep Posse in 2018, after 40 years of specialized and dedicated volunteer service. He was recently recognized by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department for this achievement.

While living in Prescott, Gerald and Marilyn were members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and St. Germaine Catholic Church, Prescott Valley. Gerald was a life member of the Knights of Columbus, a member of the Mile-Hi Kiwanis Club (as president from 1982 to 1983), and elected to serve on the board of directors of the Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) hospital in the 1980s. 1980.

Gerald loved the outdoors, hiking, boating, geocaching and was an expert tracker. He enjoyed reading, studying family history and carpentry projects in his workshop. In 2019, Gerald had the privilege of traveling on the Arizona Honor Flight, which transports WWII and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C., to see many military monuments in and around of the national capital. He was accompanied by his two sons, Joel and Jim, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

The surviving family is his wife, Marilyn; two sons, Joel (Liliana) Kimmet, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and James (Christina) Kimmet, Tucson; one daughter Kathy (Todd) Wallner, Paulden; six grandchildren, Holly (Daniel) Baronsky, Prescott, Heidi (Christopher) Owens, Prescott Valley, Nicholas (Shelby) Penrod, Mesa, Jacqueline (Gary) Brainard, Tucson, Crystal Kimmet, Tucson and Denim Wallner, Paulden; eight great-grandchildren, Anastasia, Isabella, Cooper and Lucas Baronsky, Sophia, Scarlett and Adelynn Owens and Leo Penrod; and numerous nieces and nephews residing in Arizona, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, Ralph and Richard Kimmet, and one sister, Mary Catherine Kimmet, all of Ohio.

A funeral Mass will be held at St. Germaine Catholic Church, Prescott Valley, on Friday, August 19, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., preceded by a Rosary service at 9:30 a.m., and immediately followed by a reception at the church hall. Burial with military honors will take place at 2:00 p.m. at Prescott National Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Hampton Funeral Home. Please visit www.hamptonfuneralhome.com to sign the online guestbook and share a memory with the family. The family is requesting that memorial donations be made to the Yavapai County Jeep Posse. Visit www.ycjp.org to make a donation in Gerald’s name for the Jeep Posse Training Center.

Information provided by the funeral home.