Jerry Probst

Obituary of Jerry Michael Probst

Jerry M. Probst, 77, of Niles, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, following an extended illness. He was born on February 19, 1943 in Niles, Michigan to Harold C. and Fanny (Molica) Probst. Jerry graduated from Niles High School, class of 1961. Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on May 9, 1962 and served his country proudly until receiving his honorable discharge April 20, 1966. He was a long-time employee of National Standard, retiring with more than twenty years of service. Jerry was an outdoorsman that looked forward to hunting deer and turkey as well as quiet times fishing. Jerry also spent time riding his bicycle and long walks. He is a member of St. Mark Catholic Church as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. On June 8, 1984 Jerry wed Sharon E. Nimtz at a ceremony in Niles and the two of them combined their families. He is preceded in death by his father, Harold; his wife, Sharon Probst; Sharon’s son, Kenneth Cibulka. Jerry is survived by his mother, Fanny Probst of Niles; his children, Clinton (Dona) Probst of Cassopolis, Debra (Paul) Rainwater of Niles, Angi (Corey) Newton of Cassopolis and Jeff Cibulka of Bristol, Indiana; seven grandchildren, Jesse, Cole, Aiyana, Ann, Jenny, Tammy and Abby; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas (Sara) Probst of Niles; a sister, Judy Stone of Niles as well as nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his lifelong friend, Nancy Weinkauf of Niles. A time of visitation will be held at Brown Funeral Home on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with recitation of The Rosary at 7:30 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial for Jerry Probst will be celebrated on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church, 3 N. 19th Street in Niles by the Rev. Peter Rocca, C.S.C of the parish and assisted by Brother Dennis Meyers, C.S.C. Committal Rights will follow at Sumnerville Cemetery in Niles. Contributions in memory of Jerry may be made to American Cancer Society or St. Mark Catholic Church. Memories of Jerry may be shared with his family at www.BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Niles.
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Thursday
10
September

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main St.
Niles, Michigan, United States
(269) 683-1155
Thursday
10
September

The Rosary

7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main Street
Niles, Michigan, United States
269-683-1155
Friday
11
September

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Friday, September 11, 2020
St. Mark Catholic Church
3 N. 19th Street
Niles, Michigan, United States
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