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Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
Thursday September 6th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
Friday September 7th, 2018

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Jerry D. Elkins

Jerry D. Elkins, 61, of West Baden Springs, Indiana entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 3rd, 2018 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, Indiana.


He was born on March 5th, 1957 in Jasper, Indiana to Norman “Buck” and Marjorie “Kerby” Elkins.


Jerry was preceded in death by his father.  


He was a 1975 graduate of Springs Valley High School and was employed at the West Baden Springs Hotel.


Jerry loved spending time with his grandsons.


He is survived by:


Mother                                    Marjorie Elkins                                              French Lick, Indiana


(2) Daughters                          Jessica Wininger (Kyle)                                  Shoals, Indiana

                                                Erica Elkins


(2) Brothers                            Norman “Butch” Elkins (Jan)                        Carmel, Indiana

                                                Jeff Elkins                                                       West Baden Springs, Indiana


(4) Grandchildren                   Caden Millspaugh, Remington Wininger, Deacon Wininger, Ace Purkhiser and

                                                 Zoeanna Purkhiser.




A funeral ceremony will be held by Pastor Randy McNeely on Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Crystal Community Cemetery.



Friends may call on Thursday, September 6th, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home and again on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.



Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Homes, 9640 W. State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432.

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Im so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in Jesus words at John 5:28,29. There Jesus promised a resurrection of our loved ones, saying that the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. These resurrected ones will inherit the earth, as Jesus spoke about in Matthew chapter 5. Then, under the rule of Gods Kingdom, they will enjoy life the way God originally intended, in perfect health with no sorrow, pain or death. (Psalms 37:29. Isaiah 33:24. Revelation 21:4). What a wonderful time that will be! If you would like to learn more about this hope, please visit jw.org. Please accept my condolences.

Reynolds Family Oct 23 2018 12:00 AM

My name is Alex and, although I didnt know Jerry personally, please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. The Bible can offer great comfort in these difficult times. When Jesus was on earth he spoke about a wonderful time when he will call our dead loved ones back to life!! This hope is found at John 5:28,29. I hope you find comfort in these words. If you would like to learn more about the resurrection or the condition of the dead, please visit jw.org. I am so sorry for your loss

Alex Oct 23 2018 12:00 AM

To my cousin/brother Jerry. A man that, as far as I know, never hurt a soul on this earth, but maybe only himself. You wrestled with the demons for quite a few years and now maybe you will find the peace that a good person deserves. So much time we spent together during the early period of our lives. A toast to a man that could not drive a lick forward, but was the best "backerupper" I have ever had the honor to ride with! Jerry, many will miss you. I, for one, certainly will.

Steven Wilkinson Sep 13 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of one of mySprings Valley SchoolClassmates !! Prayers for Jerry's Family and Friends!!

Pamela Cheryl Bayer Nelson Sep 6 2018 12:00 AM

A MIXED FRUIT BASKET was ordered on September 5, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Sep 5 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Elkins

Cheryl Sep 5 2018 12:00 AM