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1941 Jerry 2022

Jerry J. Nesbit

December 1, 1941 — March 13, 2022


Jerry J. Nesbit, 80, of Marchand passed away on Sunday March 13, 2022 at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

He was born December 1, 1941 to Joseph Franklin and Hazel Bertha (Deabenderfer) Nesbit in Indiana.

Jerry was raised in Creekside, PA and graduated Marion Center High School in 1959, where he was a member of Future Farmers of America.  After graduation, he attended Penn State, and took courses on testing milk.  Once he completed the courses, Jerry would test 57 herds a month for over seven years. While testing milk he helped his father raise Christmas trees. He married Karen Jane Holby April 12, 1962. Jerry was a dairy farmer at heart. In November 1966 he moved to Marchand to begin his dairy farm, milking 52 Holstein cows, and farmed 184 acres, which grew into farming 500 acres and milked over 110 Holsteins. Jerry served on the Indiana County Board of Directors for AG Choice, and also served on the Farm Credit board of directors for three years. He loved his John Deere tractors and won plowing contests as well as tractor pulls.

He is survived by his wife Karen J. (Holby) Nesbit of Marchand. three daughters, Beth Huber and husband Karl, Frederick, MD, Jody London and husband Jim, Punxsutawney, Brenda Homan, Valier, grandchildren, Kira Huber, Charleston, SC, Alex Huber and wife Brenna, Martinsburg, WV, Justin London and wife Brittney, Punxsutawney and Jordan London and significant other Amber Zanella, Punxsutawney, two great grandchildren, Emmalyn Rose London, Arthur Jenson London  and a brother, Larry L. Nesbit and wife Sandy, Mansfield, a sister-in-law Donna Durant and husband Jim, Blairsville, a niece, Tracey Galasso, Blairsville, a nephew, Jimmy Durant, Blairsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Brett A. Nesbit, a son-in-law Bradley J. Homan.

Services will be private.

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