Jeremy Witzberger

Born in Akron, Ohio on September 15, 1982

Departed on May 24, 2016 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Jeremy Witzberger was born in Akron, OH, September 15, 1982 to Richard and Terri Witzberger. The family moved to Hendersonville, TN in 1992. Jeremy and his sister, Krystal, always returned to Ohio in the summer to spend time with their grandparents, delighted in visiting Cedar Point and eating popsicles with “PaPaw”. Jeremy was known to his family and friends as “Berger.” He loved movies, music, car shows, and computers. He also enjoyed hanging with his friends reminiscing and making new memories. He especially appreciated Justin Witzberger, his cousin and friend who was always there for him and was instrumental in getting him started on the right path in life.
“Berger” was known to be quick with a story, a movie line to cite, and always … always had a “come back.” He was loving, thoughtful, kind, and funny … and loved playing dart war and teasing his niece and nephew, McKenzie and Rowdy. Jeremy always made time for family, spending Christmases in Ohio, Labor Day weekend camping with Krystal and Justin so they could all celebrate their birthdays together … and then there was the Witzberger-Houser family reunion with miniature golf, baseball, and row boating!
Jeremy’s favorite food was strawberry jelly (just like his Dad) … and he put it on everything! The place he enjoyed being the most was at PaPaw’s and Grandma’s house in Akron, and Best Buy, of course, where he could search through the innumerable video games, movies, and various electronics.
His relaxed and laid back demeanor was the basis of his strong character. Jeremy held those he loved close to his heart and cherished the time he spent with the people who had influenced his life the most; Justin, Drew, Mikey, Krystal and his number one man, Rick, his dad.
Jeremy passed away on May 24, 2016 leaving so many special people behind; his mother, Terri Witzberger; sister, Krystal Gaines (Brandon); niece, McKenzie Gaines; nephew, Rowdy Gaines; grandparents, Ray and Barbara Witzberger. He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Witzberger and grandparents, Oliver and Virginia Perkins.

A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday at 2pm with visitation held prior from 1pm-2pm. Visitation with the family will also be held on Saturday from 5pm-9pm all at Hendersonville Funeral Home 353 E Main St Hendersonville, TN 37075 615-824-3855

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22 Comments to Jeremy Witzberger

  1. Mindy Thomas
    May 25, 2016 5:24 pm

    Terri, my heart truly aches for you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and should you need anything I would love to be there for you. Somehow you will get through this.

  2. Janice Lewis
    May 25, 2016 5:29 pm

    I am so sorry about your loss. Prayers are being said for you and your family.

    May 25, 2016 5:43 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our prayers.

    Brooke Brantley

  4. Dustin hartwick
    May 25, 2016 8:04 pm

    Prayers sent to faimly he was good friend

  5. Nancye Saltsman
    May 25, 2016 8:14 pm

    Jeremy and I worked together in the deli at Walmart. It was always a very interesting night when you saw him coming through those swinging doors to work. He was a charmer and I loved him like one of my own kids. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Rest well my dear friend.

  6. Lanie Cook
    May 25, 2016 8:19 pm

    Terri and Krystal,
    What a terrible shock for your family. I am very saddened and sorry to learn about the loss of Jeremy. Words cannot express the empathy I feel for all of you. As much as I would like to be at the service, I will be out of town.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family.

  7. Claire and Dennis VanCour
    May 25, 2016 8:34 pm


    We are so very sorry for your loss. Jeremy was my Son Chad’s best friend so we saw a lot of Jeremy here at our house. He was a great guy! We loved him like our own Son. I use to tell him he was our second Son! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He will be greatly missed!

  8. Glen Word
    May 25, 2016 9:01 pm

    Krystal and Terri I am so truly sorry.. No words can express my sympathy. May you find peace and comfort!

  9. Elise straus
    May 25, 2016 9:13 pm

    Jim and I have heavy hearts thinking of you. Please know you are in our thoughts. Sorry we are not there to hug you and Krystal. Many thoughts for all the family.
    Love Elise and Jim

  10. Carolyn Dorris
    May 25, 2016 10:29 pm

    Teri and Krystal, Just know we love you and are here for you . Jeremy was special in so many ways and loved you both very much. You are forever in my heart. Love Carol and Charlie.

  11. Bill and Allie Williams
    May 25, 2016 11:49 pm

    Sorry for your loss he was a great friend he will be missed he was like a brother to me

  12. Bill and Allie Williams
    May 25, 2016 11:50 pm

    Sorry for your loss he was like a brother

  13. Fred Schreck
    May 26, 2016 7:25 am


    My deepest condolences for you and your family.

  14. Claudette and David Pate
    May 26, 2016 7:30 am

    Terri and family

    There just are no words to express our sadness for your loss. Sending our deepest condolences to your family and praying for you to have the strength to make it through this very difficult time.

  15. Danielle Wagner
    May 26, 2016 8:41 am

    Terri and Krystal,

    Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. May you greatest memories bring your comfort during this time.

  16. betsy cullen
    May 26, 2016 9:34 am

    my condolences and virtual hugs to all who love Jeremy. praying for healing and comfort for yor broken hearts.
    sent with sincere sympathy and love…

  17. sarah losekamp
    May 26, 2016 10:18 am

    Terri- You and your family are in our prayers during this time of sorrow for you. Reading over the other condolence messages, I can see that Jeremy was a very loved, special person!! Take care, Sarah Losekamp and family.

  18. Kristi Haslam
    May 26, 2016 2:58 pm

    Terri and Krystal, I am so sad that you have experienced this loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

  19. Kirstie Hartwick
    May 26, 2016 11:22 pm

    Sorry for the loss he was a really good friend to me and I will miss him so much but he is Watching over his family and friends in heaven where he will meet us at the gates of heaven

  20. Kathy Campbell
    May 27, 2016 11:27 am

    Terri and family,
    My heart goes out to you all at this time! I can’t even begin to imagine what you’ve gone through!!! My prayers are with your family!
    Love and Peace

  21. Kathie Sue Mayo-Canter
    May 29, 2016 8:49 am

    Dear Mrs. Witzberger:

    I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Berger. I wanted you to know, that my cousin, Sherrie Cotton had been going through some rough times, physically and mentally, and he was always there to help her. I wanted to personally thank you for raising such a fine young man, that, he took time out of his days, to help her when she was in need. Again, I am truly sorry. May it give you some peace in knowing that he is now with Our Lord and Saviour, and also, in the arms of his Dad.


    Kathie Sue Canter
    Sherrie’s cousin.

  22. Debbie and Earl Mothersbaugh
    May 29, 2016 11:54 am

    Terri and family… so very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

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