Jerry V. Fields

August 29, 2021

Jerry V. Fields, 75, a former longtime Clinton County resident, died August 29, 2021 at Northwest Health Porter Hospital, Valparaiso, Ind.  He moved to Valparaiso over 10 years ago.  He was born March 23, 1946 in Frankfort to the late Edgar & Rebecca (Weaver) Fields.  He married Linda Jackson on February 14, 1965 at Normanda Christian Church and she survives.

Jerry was a 1964 graduate of Clinton Central High School with his high school sweetheart, Linda.  He had worked in finance and sales for Ray Rudd and A & M John Deere Farm Center, retiring November 30, 2016.  He was a former member of the Kempton Masonic Lodge and an honorary member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral service will begin at 3 p.m., officiated by Karl Kercheval, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations in Jerry’s memory to The American Heart Assoc., The American Lung Assoc., or the Clinton County Humane Society, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Wife: Linda Fields of Valparaiso, Son: Todd (Michele) Fields of Fuquay-Varina, NC, 2 Daughters: Kimberly Fields (Mark) Maxwell of Valparaiso, Amy Fields Bolen of Valparaiso, 2 Sons of his heart: David Lee Duke of El Cajon, CA, Tore Pederson of Norway, 4 sisters: Carolyn (Mack Trenary) McQuinn of Forest, Patsy (David) Avery of Michigantown, Norma Hillis of Michigantown, Barbara Catron of Frankfort, Brother: Sam (Carolyn) Fields of Michigantown, Brother-in-law: Bob Swem of Forest, 9 Grandchildren, Nicholas Fields, Anna Fields, Claire Fields of North Carolina, Courtney Maxwell (Aidan) Heinold of Myrtle Beach, SC, Kylee Maxwell (fiancé Jacob Hernandez), Cody Maxwell, Kaden Maxwell, Ashley Bolen and Maile Bolen of Valparaiso.

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Nancy Fields Swem, and three brothers-in-law, Bill McQuinn, Max Hillis, and Roy Catron.


Leave your Condolences

20 Condolences for “Jerry V. Fields”

  1. Tore Pedersen August 30, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    Rest in peace my dear bonus Dad, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. You will always be in our minds. Love Tore, Rikke & Niklas

  2. Jane Sheets August 30, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    I very sorry to learn of your loss. The Fields family will be in my thoughts and prayers. My sincere condolences to you all.

  3. Wendy Rucker August 30, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    To the entire Fields family…I send my deepest sympathy at the news of Jerry’s passing. His love for his family was truly epic and admirable. His and Linda’s home was also my home many days of my childhood. My playground, my safe place during storms of my life. Their love for one another and their children flowed over to all those who entered. May you find peace in celebrating his life and honoring his memory. With respect and love, Wendy (Watson) Rucker

  4. Becky Moore August 30, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Praying for comfort and peace for the family..Have always admired this special couple

  5. Bill Smelser August 31, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Linda and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. Wanda Kercheval August 31, 2021 at 10:02 am

    My sympathies to the family. Love you all.

  7. Jennifer Gulley August 31, 2021 at 11:46 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. What a special man to all of us. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Jennifer Jeremy Liam Connor Evelyn Gulley Brenda Duke George and Sarah Duke

  8. Ron and Pat Whitenack August 31, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    Dearest Linda, Ron and I were so shocked to learn of Jerry’s passing. I can only imagine what you are feeling and what you must be going through. Please know that we loved you both and that we always looked forward to your visits and our times together. They will never be forgotten. Please know you are in our thoughts and will be forever in our hearts. Deepest sympathies to you and the family.

  9. Sharon Gray Jones August 31, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    So sorry to hear this. Can’t be at the funeral home on Wednesday, but my thoughts and prayers will be with you Linda and the family.

  10. Ron & Erilda Coleman September 1, 2021 at 7:34 am

    Sincerest sympathy to the family in the loss of Jerry. Know he will be missed. May God wrap His loving arms around you & give you comfort & strength. God Bless – Ron & Erilda

  11. Kevin Watkins September 1, 2021 at 8:20 am

    I’m sorry for your loss. My he be at peace in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  12. Larry and Pat Newton September 1, 2021 at 8:46 am

    We were so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He sold us two cars when he worked at Rudd’s. We’ll keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  13. Jean Fleischmann Willis September 1, 2021 at 10:43 am

    I am so, so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was such a special man. My heart goes out to each and every one of his family members. I know how much he loved you. You will be missed, my friend!

  14. Judy (Amos) McKinzie September 1, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    So sorry for your loss.

  15. Don and Kathy Blanch September 1, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss.

  16. Richard and Marilyn Clouse September 1, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    To Linda and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! May God be with all of you at this difficult time. Your memories are as close as your heart.

    Richard and Marilyn Clouse

  17. Don and Janis Cooper September 2, 2021 at 7:19 am

    We are very sorry to learn of Jerry’s passing. Your family is so special and you all are in thoughts and prayers. May God bring you comfort and peace.

  18. Vickie Cardin September 2, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for your family.
    Louis and Vickie Cardin

  19. Gloria and Phil Crum September 2, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    We are so sad to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a wonderful person. Sincere sympathies.

  20. Jane A Sheets September 3, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Just watched the memorial video. Jerry obviously loved the grandchildren babies. All developed into remarkable adults. What a beautiful, special, and lifelong couple. Very sorry for your loss. Jerry will be missed by you all. Rejoice in the memories you shared. My sympathies.

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