CLAY CENTER, Kan. -- Jerome "Jerry" Paul Schiess, Sr., 73, passed away June 27, 2020, in Clay Center. He was born May 19, 1947 in Chadwick, Ill., to Emil and Edith (Hess) Schiess. He served in the U.S. Army and was discharged in 1970. He married Della Jenkins on June 12, 1965, Jerry returned to duty in 1980 serving until 1992, with 23 years total service. He moved to Kansas in 2006. He was a lifetime member of the 75th Ranger Regiment and the D.A.V.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Robert and Christopher Schiess; sister, Beverly Ebner; and brothers, Virgil and Richard Schiess.