Sunbury - Jerry L. Stettler, 81, of Chestnut Street, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
Jerry was born September 20, 1941 in Sunbury a son of the late Norman and Carrie (Garman) Stettler. He married the former Elaine Shultz who survives.
He was a 1960 graduate of Sunbury High School.
Jerry worked at Weis Markets in his teens and early twenties, then went to work for Wayne Swank construction, which lead to him starting his own construction business with his brother-in-law, Ron Shult, in the early 70's. He and his wife Elaine then opened The Exotic Aquarium Pet shop in Sunbury in the late 70's and early 80's, they also had Elaine's House of Ceramics during that time. In the mid 80's Jerry and son Wayne bought and ran the Checker Bar for 16 years. After selling the bar, Jerry decided to open Fly Tyers Heaven, which he ran until his passing. He loved tying flies, fishing and hunting, family BBQs and holiday gatherings. He greatly loved each and every family member and did a lot for every one of them. He will be deeply missed by all.
In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law Wayne M. and Jill, Brad D. and Chad E. and Dana, grandchildren Molly, Charissa, Brittany, Kerri, Kelsi and Alyssa, six great grandchildren, one sister-in-law Lois Stettler and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother Norman Stettler Jr.
Friends and family may visit Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 10:00am-11:00am at the Zweier Funeral Home, 157 Chestnut Street, Sunbury where the funeral service will be held at 11:00am with Rev. Mark Gittens officiating.
Entombment will follow in Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.
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