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.