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Bernard Joseph Jahrries

October 3, 1936 ~ August 7, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Bernard Joseph Jahrries, 86, of North Vernon, passed away at 5:42 a.m. on Monday, August 7, 2023, at his residence.

Born October 3, 1936, in Madison, he was the son of the late Harry and Lydia (Thorton) Jahrries. He married Sandra Minor on May 5, 1962, in Madison; she survives.

Bernard was a 1955 graduate of Madison High School in Madison. He served in the U.S. Army and went to work on the assembly line for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus for 30 years before retiring in 1985. Bernard was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in North Vernon. He enjoyed going to flea markets, attending auctions, hunting, gardening, and farming.

Surviving with his wife of 61 years, Sandra, are his sons, Joe Jahrries of Columbus and Scott Jahrries of North Vernon; daughter-in-law, Autumn (Josh) Jahrries-Burkman of North Vernon; grandchildren, Ellia Jahrries and Lee Jahrries, both of Columbus, and Matthew Goen of North Vernon; and great-grandchildren, Alex Cook, Xavier Jahrries, Corbin Jahrries, and Jocelyn Jahrries, all of North Vernon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Melinda Sue Jahrries; sister, Katherine Lee and grandson; Bryant Jahrries.

In keeping with his and his family wishes, cremation is planned with no services to be held at this time. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Service in North Vernon.

Memorials in honor of Bernard may be made through the funeral home to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

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