Jerry Lewis Mounts


SALEM, Ohio — Jerry Lewis Mounts, 76, of Salem, died Feb. 26 at Essex of Salem, No. 2.

He was born June 24, 1939, in Salem, the son of the late Bruce Batzli and Margaret Etta (Culler) Mounts and step-father George Mounts. Jerry and his brother, Ted, were well-known for the auctioneer business they operated for more than 50 years.

The brothers also operated a dairy farm with mostly Holstein cows, and some crop farming. Mounts grew up in Valley, until 1952.

He attended the Georgetown, Valley and then Salem Schools. He was mainly a farmer, but did carpentry and furniture restorations. He showed his ponies for 50 years in a row in show wagons and carts.

He was a member of the Ohio Auctioneers Association and Pony Breeders.

He is survived by his wife, the former Doris Ann (Haefke) Mounts.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Ted Mounts.

Services were held March 1, at the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery.

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