Jerry Lee Schuening was born on September 10, 1959 in Pendleton, Oregon to parents, Fred and Mary Greatorex Schuening. He died on May 3, 2018 at his home in Stanfield, Oregon at the age of 58 years. Jerry was raised and attended schools in Pilot Rock and Stanfield, Oregon, graduating from Stanfield High School in the class of 1978. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1978 until his honorable discharge in 1982. Jerry was united in marriage to Debra “Debbie” Sherman on October 19, 1980 in Hermiston, Oregon. He worked for Jack Zabransky on his farm before attending Blue Mountain Community College. Jerry graduated with a degree in automobile mechanics and worked for Rohrman Ford/Tom Denchel Ford in Hermiston for 36 years. He enjoyed race cars and was Gerard Racing’s crew chief for several years, tinkering around his hobby farm, spending time with his family, his cats and dogs, and riding his motorcycle in the annual Christmas Toy Run.
He is survived by his wife: Debbie Schuening, Stanfield, OR; son: Joshua Schuening and bride to be Mel Warren, Toronto, Canada; brothers: Ron (Nelda) Schuening, Palestine, TX,
Randy (Marion) Schuening, Pilot Rock, OR, Kris (Julie) Schuening, Umatilla, OR; sister: Jana (Dan) Kenshol, Hermiston, OR; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Schuening.
A celebration of life service with military honors will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. the Hermiston Seventh Day Adventist Church, 855 W. Highland Ave., Hermiston, Oregon.
Those who wish may make contributions in Jerry’s memory to the American Diabetes Association.
Please sign the online condolence book at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.