Jerrad John “Jerry” Hertzler, M.D.

Jerrad John “Jerry” Hertzler, M.D.

August 19, 1936 – March 26, 2018

Jerry was raised in Newton, Kansas, where he attended Newton High School and then graduated with honors from the University of Kansas undergraduate and Medical School.  After two years stationed in Okinawa in the United States Air Force, he went on to study Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota where he met the love of his life, Julie Sivers of Oakland, Iowa.  After two years in Houston, Texas, Jerry and Julie settled in Omaha, where he joined Dr. Harold Ladwig in a highly successful practice of neurology. Together they organized the Omaha Neurological Clinic.

Jerry retired from medical practice on December 31, 1997.  Being a person of strong Christian faith, he thereafter spent his time working in his church, and leading many Bible study and adult Sunday classes.  May Jesus Christ be praised! He also enjoyed years of volunteering as a docent at the Henry Doorly Zoo.

Jerry departed this life to be with his Lord on March 26, 2018. Jerry was preceded in death by parents, Dr. John William and Leah Agnes Hertzler of Newton, KS; sister, Nancy Kay Hertzler Powell of Colorado.  He is survived by his beloved wife, Julie (Sivers) Hertzler; three wonderful sons and their wives: John Sivers Hertzler (Susan), Bradley Kincaid Hertzler (Allison), and Matthew Wright Hertzler (Kyle); grandchildren: Madeline, William, Jerrad, Havelah, Hannah, Harriet, Nathan, and Levi.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 5th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the West Center Chapel.  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Friday, April 6th at 9am at Oaklawn Cemetery in Oakland, IA with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503.  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Friday, April 6th at 11:30am at Dundee Presbyterian Church, 5312 Underwood.  Memorials to Dundee Presbyterian Church, Abide Ministries, or Alongside Ministries.




  • Thomas Hernon Posted March 29, 2018 7:45 pm

    I met Dr. Hertzler and his family in the 80’s. I was honored to have met him and his family. Thank you for kindness to me and my family. My deepest
    sympathy on your loss.
    Tom Hernon and family
    Rest In Peace Dr. Hertzler

  • Kath Wischow Posted April 1, 2018 1:20 pm

    To all of the Hertzlers, my sympathy and love. I know you all will all miss Jerry in many different ways. So, too, will all of the people that he touched and taught these past many years. He was a great man of God, strong in his faith and his love for his family. He and Billy Graham are now side by side, sharing stories and praising God. Praying for peace for each of you.

  • Mark and Ruthie Stoscher Posted April 3, 2018 12:05 am

    Julie and the family – you are much in our thoughts and prayers these days. We feel so blessed and honored that Jerry came on the first Dundee Pres. Mission Trip in 2000. What a wonderful time that was. I have grown in love and appreciation for Jerry over the years. I always appreciated my conversations with him as they went deep and wide very quickly. Jerry challenged so many of us by his humble faith and the way he pushed himself and others to know the Lord more. Sitting in on a Bible study with him was like drinking from a refreshing spring – it quieted my spirit and mind to hear him teach from God’s Word. Today I thank the Lord for the Hertzler family and for all that Jerry gave to his family and to so many around the world. Truly the ministry in Albania and we as a family are blessed by Jerry’s life and faith.

  • Robert Rob Babel Posted April 7, 2018 11:28 am

    Mrs. Julie Hertzler and family, you have my very deepest sympathy in the loss of your wonderful husband, father, grandfather Dr. Jerry. Even though i haven’t seen your family since my soccer coaching days, i have always loved your nice family. Again Julie and family, i truly very sorry. Also a special hello to Brad .
    Love Rob Babel

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