After 37 years in banking, First Farmers State Bank Vice President Jerry Kerber has announced his retirement. The bank will honor Kerber during a holiday open house from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at First Farmers’ Bloomington branch location, 4001 G.E. Road. The public is invited to attend. His last official day in the bank will be Dec. 27.
Kerber began his banking career in 1976 with Production Credit Association (now Farm Credit Services), but he has been with First Farmers State Bank since November 2004. During his tenure at First Farmers, he has been responsible for ag, commercial, consumer and residential lending.
An Illinois State University graduate, Kerber is a proud Redbird supporter. He is the current president and past board member of the ISU Alumni Association, past president of the Ag Alumni and Redbird Club past president. He is presently on the McLean County Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Council and Extension Foundation Board in McLean County. He has also served as chairman of the McLean County Extension Council.
Kerber and Connie, his wife of 41 years, live in Normal. They have one son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Stephanie, who reside in Bloomington.