J. Brynn Jerles, 67, North Manchester, died at 8:34 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Lutheran Hospital, Ft. Wayne.
She was born in Columbus, Ohio on May 22, 1945 to James B. & Martha L. (Johnson) Jerles. A graduate of St. Petersburg Junior College, she earned her Associate’s degree in Nursing. She later earned a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a Master's in Science from Indiana Wesleyan University. Brynn was a Registered Nurse at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Huntington, for 28 years, and later at Lutheran Hospital and Dupont Hospital, both at Fort Wayne. She loved her family, gardening, animals and the outdoors. She always had a smile on her face and great compassion for her patients. She attended Congregational Christian Church at North Manchester.
Surviving are a son, David J. (Shelly Leifer) Cunningham, North Manchester; two daughters, Amanda (Jeff) Michel, North Manchester, and Christi (Tom) Miller, Kansas City, Mo.; six grandchildren; Chloe Leifer, Kyler Leifer, Elizabeth Michel, Skyler Michel, Zach Michel and Colten Miller; a sister, Beth (Charlie) Janis, St. Petersburg, Fla. Her parents and one brother are deceased.
Friends and family may call on Friday, April 12, from 3-8 p.m. at Congregational Christian Church, 310 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester. A private service will be held. Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Brynn Jerles, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Shelter of Wabash County, 810 Manchester Ave., Wabash, IN 46992.
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