Jerry Edwin Thane

Jerry Edwin Thane of McGregor, Texas, passed away September 8, 2018, at the age of 84.

Funeral service: 11:00 AM Friday, September 14, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church, 503 S. Tyler Street, McGregor, with Pastor Christine Farrow officiating.

Visitation: 10 AM; Friday, September 14, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church, 503 S. Tyler Street, McGregor

All are welcome to join the family for a luncheon following the service.

Jerry was born October 16, 1933, to Edwin and Dessie Thane in Stonewall County, Texas. He was baptized December 3, 1933, at St. Paul Lutheran, Sagerton, TX, by Rev. A.H. Muehlbrad and confirmed June 9, 1946, by Rev. F.L. Bracher at St. Paul Lutheran, Sagerton, TX. Jerry attended Old Glory Grammar School and graduated from Paint Creek H.S. in 1951. He graduated from Texas Lutheran College with a BA in Biology in 1955. Jerry met Joyce Weiss at Luther League and their relationship blossomed at TLC. They married at Zion Lutheran Church on June 29, 1957.

Jerry studied theology and graduated from seminary in Columbus, Ohio, in June 1959, and served his internship at Highland Park Lutheran Church in San Antonio. He served as Pastor at Peace Lutheran Church in Woodsboro, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Elgin, and assisted the Pastors at Zion Lutheran Church in McGregor.

Jerry’s move to Zion Lutheran in 1970 gave him the chance to return to farming and ranching. He enjoyed being outdoors, working cattle, driving tractors, and fishing. He especially enjoyed watching Texas A&M football games, reading, and having spirited discussions.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Peggy Thane (David’s wife); and sister, Leona Letz and her husband David.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce; children, Carolyn McClusky of San Antonio, John Thane and wife Becky of El Paso, and David Thane of McGregor; grandchildren Kaci and Camryn Thane; and brother Leon Thane and wife Betty of San Angelo.

Jerry supported many causes that touched his heart. In that spirit, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity that is close to your heart.

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