Farming Rural 07

Jerry Lee Rife

June 20, 1951 ~ November 8, 2021 (age 70)



Jerry Lee Rife 70, Kewanna, Indiana, passed away at 2:56 P.M. Monday November 8, 2021, at his residence.

He was born on June 20, 1951 in Rochester, Indiana, the son of Lloyd T. and Dolly E. (Kingery) Rife.

Mr. Rife had previously worked at Sealed Power Corp. and Rochester Metal Products and retired from Pioneer Seed as an Area Supervisor. He had served in the Indiana National Guard reserves and enjoyed collecting antique farm tools, gardening, and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, Melanie (Trent) Pherson, Monticello, Indiana, Delilah (Jason) Rogers, Royal Center, Indiana, Melissa (Patrick Aho) Rife, Marquette, Michigan, Jerry Lee (Rose) Rife II, Newberry, Michigan, grandchildren, Caleb Bowen, Royal Center, Indiana, Jayden Rife, Marquette, Michigan, Chloe Rogers and Blake Rogers, both of Royal Center, Indiana, Mackennah Aho, Carleigh Aho, Ian Aho, all of Marquette, Michigan, Faith Rife and Jerry Lee Rife III, both of Newberry, Michigan, sister, Carole Rife, Kewanna, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Tender Lea Rife, sister, Janet Loveless and brother, Manford Rife.

Private services will be observed with burial in the Fulton Cemetery, Fulton, Indiana. Arrangements by Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Private Services

Fulton Cemetery

Fulton, Indiana 46931

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