Jerry Alan Fish

October 26, 1948 ~ August 4, 2022 (age 73)


Jerry Alan Fish, also just known as “Fish” to many, 73, of South Bend, IN., passed away at 5:05 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

Jerry was born on October 26, 1948 in South Bend to John Melvin and Eleanor (Gardner) Fish.

On September 23, 1967 in South Bend, Jerry married Susan Nijak. Susan preceded him in death on June 13, 2007. Jerry is survived by his daughters; Jeannie (Phil) Barnette and Kathy (Andrew) Ruess, two grandchildren; Jerry Barnette and Vinnie Barnette, his brother, Jon Fish, Sister-in-law, Nancy (Kevin) Park, his nieces, and nephews; Amy (Charlie) McLeod, Adam (Paige) Fish, Stan (Stephanie) Park, Sarah O’Hara (Jake Piechowiak), Jake (Kerri) Stevens and many great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by Roger Lovitt, his best friend of 60+ years. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings; Connie Kush, Dana Fish and Dawn Fish, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law; Kathy and Fred Stevens, and nephew, John Stevens.

Jerry graduated from Washington High School in 1966. He worked as a union electrician for 40 years with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) where he also taught 2nd year apprentices.

Jerry loved golf, all his friends at Catch 22, wintering in Florida and all his friends in Bonita Springs, FL.

Family would like to thank Dr. White and nurses Bae, Lindsey, and Ryan.

A memorial gathering will take place on Sunday, August 14, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Palmer Funeral Home – Bubb Chapel, 3910 North Main Street, Mishawaka.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Center for the Homeless, 813 South Michigan Street, South Bend, IN 46601.

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Memorial Gathering
August 14, 2022

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Palmer Funeral Home - Bubb Chapel
3910 N. Main Street
Mishawaka, IN 46545


Center for the Homeless
813 S. Michigan Street, South Bend IN 46601
Tel: 1-574-282-8700

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