Jerry Cavanaugh, age 75 of Port Royal, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2023.   Son of the late Lloyd and Beatrice (Stevens) Cavanaugh, he served his country faithfully as a Staff Sergeant-8 in the Army/National Guard reserves and was stationed overseas in Iraq and Honduras.  Jerry had several duties throughout his service as radio operator, tank operator, engineer, chef & Military Police.  He served as the Auxiliary Commander of DAV Unit 155 & was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.  Jerry was preceded in death by a son, Chris Cavanaugh; his step-father, Bill; two brothers: Melvin & Jimmy Cavanaugh; sister, Mary Starling; and a grandson, Justin Starling; son-in-law, Bobby Manley; and brother-in-law, Wayne Morgan.


Survived by:


Wife of 40 years:         Shirley Cavanaugh of Port Royal

Daughters:       Amber Alberto (Igal) of Stockton, CA

                        Elaine Starling of Reedsburg, WI

                        Karen Morgan (Deana) of Grand Marsh, WI

                        Laura Manley of Frankfort


Sons:               Kelly Cavanaugh (Kim) of Portage, WI

                        Burt Cavanaugh (Marlena) of Portage, WI

                        Wesley Merryfield (Anita) of Jackson, TN

Sisters:             Shirley Morgan of Milwaukee, WI

                        Caroline Premo (Rick) of Storm Lake, IA

                        Carol Jean Owen (Keith) of Portage, WI

                        Priscilla Felix (Douglas) of Greenwood, WI


Brother:           Fred Cavanaugh (Connie) of Grand Marsh, WI


15 Grandchildren                    16 Great-Grandchildren


Funeral Service:    1 PM on Saturday, November 4, 2023, at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home, officiated by Bro. Mike Frey.


Burial: Port Royal Cemetery


Memorial contributions may be made to the Henry/Trimble Animal Shelter.


Visitation:  4-8 PM on Friday, November 3, 2023, at Prewitt New Castle Funeral Home.  Friends may also visit from 11 AM until service time on Saturday.

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