Jerry S. Spelbring, 62, of Poland, passed away at Union Hospital, March 8, 2013, following a two-year battle with cancer. Jerry was born in Brazil, Aug. 22, 1950, the son of James E. and Alma (Spelbring) Frost. Jerry graduated from Brazil High School with the class of 1968 and attended Purdue University. Jerry had worked for more than 10 years as a semi driver for Walmart Transportation. Jerry also loved farming and had worked as a farmer as well as for Schopmeyer Farm Supply and McCullough Feed and Grain.
Jerry had been a member of B.P.O. Elks 762 in Brazil and Zion United Church of Christ. He enjoyed spending time with his two labrador retrievers, Chase and Duke. He especially loved helping others.
Jerry was preceded in death by his father, James Spelbring; and his sister, Joni Kay Spelbring.
He is survived by his daughter, Jamie Burns of Florida; his mother, Alma Spelbring Frost of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Jacqueline and Dr. Michael Dalton of Brazil; nieces and nephews, Drs. Jerad and Darla Dalton and Ashley and Lee Robbins, all of Indianapolis; great-nephew, Eli James Dalton, and a great-niece, Ava Grace Dalton; as well many aunts, uncles, and extended family members.
Visitation will be at French Funeral Home Tuesday, March 12, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Frank Haines officiating. Graveside services will be at Poland Chapel Cemetery Wednesday at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clay County Humane Society, PO Box 277, Brazil, IN 47834 or Vista Care Foundation, 3401 S. 4th St., Terre Haute, IN 47802-5501. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.