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Jerry Lynn Mayes

December 14, 1940 — September 23, 2022

Jerry Lynn Mayes, 81, of La Porte, IN, passed away on Friday, September 23, 2022 at Community Hospital, Munster.

Jerry was born on December 14, 1940 to James and Blanche (Sigmond) Mayes.

On August 11, 1962 in Bloomington, IN, he married Janet Sue Pennel who survives.  Also surviving are his two sons, Brian (Kimberly) Mayes of Carmel, IN and Kevin Mayes (Stacey Klibinski) of La Porte; granddaughter, Ashlyn Mayes of La Porte; great-grandchildren, Violet and Lincoln Mayes; sister-in-law, Sally Mayes; and nephews, James and David Mayes.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert "Bob" Mayes; and great-grandson, Kaz Pienta.

Jerry was the owner of Mayes Roofing Company and the founder of Mayes Management.  He was a past Exalted Ruler of the La Porte Elks Club, a member of Excelsior Lodge 41 of Free and Accepted Masons, and served many years on the board of the La Porte Savings Bank.  Jerry loved to travel and spending months at a time in Siesta Key for over thirty years.  A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather with many friends throughout his incredible life.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Gathering will be held from 1 - 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, IN.  Please wear casual attire.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

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Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center

2900 Monroe Street
La Porte, IN 46350

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