Shawnee resident Jerry E. Ozeretny, age 85, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at a local nursing home.

Jerry E. Ozeretny, 85, of Shawnee, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at a local nursing home.

He was born April 7, 1932, in Prague to Henry and Mary (Kubicek) Ozeretny.

He was a graduate of Centerview High School.

He worked as a supervisor in Logistics at Tinker Air Force Base for 36 ½ years.

On Sept. 24, 1955, he married Patricia Musick in Shawnee. She preceded him in death Aug. 17, 2016.

He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army from Nov. 22, 1952 to Nov. 4, 1954.

He served as city commissioner from 1978-1979 and mayor for the city of Shawnee from 1980-1986.

He was a member of University Baptist Church in Shawnee, and a lifetime member of VFW and the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, brother: Adolph Ozeretny, two sisters: Pauline Quesenberry and Helen McClung, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Ruth and Vernon Musick.

Survivors include son: Gary Lee Ozeretny of Tecumseh; daughter and son-in-law: Susan Kay and Greg Koontz of Keller, Texas; two grandsons: Cory Ozeretny of Oklahoma City and Leland Konechney of Shawnee; three granddaughters: Madison Koontz and Macy Koontz, both of Keller, Texas, and Charmain Webb of Shawnee; brother: Ernest Ozeretny of Lake Charles, Louisiana; sister: Josephine Brewer of Shawnee.

Service will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Walker Funeral Service Chapel with Dr. Steven Dominy officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

The family will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. tuesday to visit with friends and family.

The family has designated the Salvation Army as appropriate for memorials.

Walker Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. To sign the book or share memories online, visit