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.
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.