Jerome August VittOctober 10th, 2021
Jerome August Vitt, 85, formerly of Pacific, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at SSM Health. He was born on March 30, 1936, in Washington, Missouri, a son of the late Homer and Marie (Van Horn) Vitt. Jerome was united in marriage to Lucretia Hall on May 25, 1957 in Washington. He attended Washington High School. For 10 years he was the owner/operator of Jerry's Zephyr Service Station. Jerome went on to work in the Jefferson Smurfit Box Factory and retired after many years of service. He enjoyed mushroom hunting and watching the St. Louis Cardinals. Jerome was a good old boy who enjoyed making people laugh. Spending time with his children and grandchildren were times he cherished. Jerome is survived by his children, Jeffrey Lee Vitt (Sandy), Kirby Vitt, Candace Kroner (Steve) and Deborah Troutman (Ted); sisters, Jackie Parmenter, Joan Speer (Randy) and Jeanette Putman; grandchildren, Jeffrey Lee Vitt Jr., Stephanie Kroner, Katie Vitt, Jesse Vitt and Sarah Kroner; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Lucretia Vitt, and brother, James Vitt. Friends will be received from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Houser Millard Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Lung Association or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.