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|Michael Patrick Kelly,
son of USWOA members Mike and Debbie Kelly passed away Friday November
17th. Michael was previously a coach in CA and a National Forest
firefighter in Camptonville, Calif.
Condolences may be sent to the Kelly’s at:
2071 N.E. 10th Ave.
Meridian, ID 83646
Jerry W. Wager
March 14, 1937 - November 15, 2013
Jerry is remembered as an esteemed coach and official of Olympic Freestyle and Greco/Roman wrestling. His career spanned more than 35 years including over 30 years as an official for high school, college and international wrestling. Jerry's passion for sports in general and wrestling above all influenced his entire life, and he in turn influenced and inspired countless others with his persistent pursuit of excellence as a coach and official.
Jerry has garnered many honors throughout his long wrestling career. He was honored as one of FILA's most respected officials with the FILA Gold Star in 1977 and inducted into University of Toledo Sports Hall of Fame 2003, the Nevada Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2007, and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2008. Along with these honors, Jerry cherished his USA Wrestling Gold Coach award, and the recognition he achieved for his teams as Coach of the Las Vegas YMCA wrestling program through the 1970's.
From Lance Wager; "Please thank everyone for their support during this tough time. There will be visitation at Howe-Peterson Funeral Home in Dearborn, Michigan 22546 Michigan Ave. from 3 pm to 9 pm on Wednesday Nov. 20 and from 5 pm on Thursday Nov. 21 concluding with a memorial service at 6 pm Thursday. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame at 405 West Hall of Fame Ave, Stillwater OK, 74075. You can read a little about my father's life here:"
Jerry Wager's obituary and funeral announcement: