Obituary of Jerry Eugene Nafgzer

Jerry Eugene Nafgzer, 83, of Fort Scott, Kansas, formerly of Lancaster, Ohio, went to be with his Lord peacefully, Monday afternoon, February 3, 2020 at the Guest Home Estates of Fort Scott.

He was born November 23, 1936, in Obetz, Ohio, the son of Burl Monroe and Hazel (Dewey) Nafzger. He married Judy Arlene Kilbarger on March 6, 1959 in Sugar Grove, Ohio, she survives of the home.

Jerry was a man who loved the Lord and was loved by all who knew him. He and his wife, Judy, moved here from Lancaster, Ohio, five and a half years ago to be near their son and his family.

In addition to his wife, Judy, he is survived by a son and wife, Jerry and Debbie Nafzger, of Fort Scott, daughter and husband, Victoria and Mark Alten of Lancaster, Ohio, a grandson and wife, Matthew and Stefanie Alten, and 3 granddaughters, Sarah Beth Alten, MacKenzie and husband, Ricky Salgado and Shelby and husband, Kenny Shaw and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Tom Nafzger.

Pastor Adam Reynolds will officiate graveside services for Jerry Nafzger at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Maple Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street.

Condolences may be emailed to the online guestbook at

2 thoughts on “Obituary of Jerry Eugene Nafgzer”

  1. Worked with Jerry for several years in the southern region at Grange, so we traveled many miles together and had a great friendship built as well as enjoying a good business acquaintance. He will be missed. Rest In Peace my friend.

  2. On behalf of the Grange Insurance retiree group, the GREAT Organization, we send our condolences to Judy and the family. We always enjoyed seeing and talking with Jerry at our luncheons. For a while he was known as ‘the guy who always won our 50-50 raffle!’ Jerry was a great friend to many and will be missed. I will share his obituary to our other retirees who we have an email for.

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