Tina, I am sorry I was not able to make the funeral, there are so many times
I wonder about how your doing. I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for the
opportunity to have the chance to meet your parents. I did not spend a lot of
time with your dad, but the few times I met him it was impossible not to love
him. I am deeply saddened, he was a great man. My heart goes out to you all. May
the blessing of time heal your hearts and keep the memories of Jerry forever in
Leo and Peg Dahlke
16305 'C' Street Omaha, NE 68130
We were so saddened to hear of Jerry's passing. We know all who had the
opportunity to know Jerry will miss him terribly. Margy we know you have a very
big void in you life. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will always
remember our good times with
Jerry, you and the kids in Trendwood.
Sam and Dorothy McAnally
1018 West 12th, Brady, Texas 76825
We were shocked and sad at this news. Jerry was a fine man and a good friend
and colleague of mine.
Paul & Jo Anne Olson
Sun City, Az.
Memories of a loving, generous soul that will be greatly missed by all who
Knew him. Neighbors with Elnoris we enjoyed his and Margy's visit every winter.
His time here was too short on this earth, he is now with Ila & Dick. But his
smile and loving presence are very much missed by all who know him.
Morongo Valley, CA
Margy & family;
My condolences to you and yours. Jerry's infectious smile and genuine good
nature will be sorely missed. I always anticipated a cheerful visit with Jerry
every fall at the Buckaroo ride. Peace be with you all.
Rod and Sue Olson
8414 N. Mt. View Lane, Spokane, WA 99208
Our hearts are with you during this very sad time. We have so many great
memories of our travels and visits with you, especially our vacation at the
ranch. Please know you and your family are in our prayers.
Rod and Sharon Baumberger
21050 Cardinal Place, Sturgis, SD 57786
Marge and Family,
What a great loss to you, your family and the community. We will miss Jerry's
interest in agriculture, his smile and concern for his neighbors. Our prayers
are with you.
Marge, Tina, and family,
May the memories and love of your husband, father, grandfather and friend,
comfort you. Jerry was a kind, gentle, honest and caring man in both his
personal and business life. His legacy and goodness lives on in his family.
The Lord is close to those whose hearts are breaking. Psalm 34:18
May God keep you close. All my love and prayers are with you.
Nancy and Miles Hardiman
13215 E. Bethany Place, Aurora, CO 80014
Dear Margy and family: One of the many things I miss about not being at
ASFMRA anymore is being around special folks like Jerry and you. I am
heartbroken for you and the family at Jerry's loss. Seems as if we have lost a
number of special folks this past year, and each loss is hurtful. I recall at
the ASFMRA meetings watching you and Jerry dance and thinking what a beautiful
and perfect couple you were. Jerry was a delight and a pleasure to work with,
play with, have a glass of wine with (or two). Please give Lisa my sympathies as
well as I know she and her Dad were so close. We will be in touch, but in the
meantime, may the love of God and your friends bring much needed comfort and
peace at this most difficult time and during the tough months to come. Our love,
Nancy, Miles, & Keegan
PO Box 256 Sergeantsville, NJ 08557
I have known Jerry for a good number of years through ASFMRA and AgWare. That
smile. I will cherish the memory of a friendly greeting always. I could see that
smile over the phone line. He will be missed by us all. We are so much better
for knowing him. My sincerest sympathies to Margy, Lisa and the entire family.
You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. - Dave
9960 Country Road Mobile, Alabama 36695
I am praying that God will extend his special blessings and care to your
family during this time of loss. Jerry was a special person and friend who will
be dearly missed. Jerry was a great asset to the ASFMRA and was well respected
and admired by all who had the opportunity of knowing him.
God Bless and keep all of you
William and Fairy Bosley
Devils Lake, ND
Jerry will be missed not only by his family but also by many rural appraisers
that he has helped through the years.
Wayne A. Olson, appraiser, SDDOT
712 E. 32nd St., Sioux Falls, SD
Jerry was always an inspiration to me whenever we crossed trails. His
professionalism will be missed. God bless to the family.
Jim Hanna, ARA
370 High Street, Wilmington, Ohio 45177
Marge and family, my thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathy extended to
you during this time. Since receiving my ARA in the 1992 class with Jerry, I
have come to appreciate him for all that he has advanced in rural appraisal. He
will be missed. In a major way, he helped bring the UAAR appraisal software to a
much higher level of quality and was very good instructor. I am thankful that I
could attend his recent class in Champaign, Illinois. Thank you Jerry, for all
you have done in promoting rural appraisal and our profession.
Dave & Diane Snook
2624 Berry Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534
Dear Margy and Family - Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Jerry always
found the positive in people, helped them, and made sure everyone had fun along
the way. He was a true friend, a fine teacher, and it was a privilege to have
know him. With great respect, Dave & Diane
640 Tyler St SW, Hutchinson MN 55350
Marge & family:
I got to know Jerry like so many others through our professional life. I am a
retired ag appraiser and made Jerry's acquaintance through the development and
use of the UAAR software. I took a couple of seminars where Jerry was one of the
instructors and found him to be always helpful and eager to listen and teach and
always willing to help with any problem I had due to not knowing how to make it
work or some glitch in the developing software. I was really shocked at his
passing. He will be really missed by both professionals and friends. Laurel
Tami Holsether Bjerkaas
45271 292nd St. Viborg, SD
Tina and Family,
Many years have past since we have been in-touch...as I see you are in Idaho.
So sorry to hear the sad news of your Dad. I won't be able to attend the
funeral - please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Julie, John and Kathryn Hempfield
Lisa, Jason and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Sue Pettit & Shanda Shelton (Pettit Appraisals)
200 W. 2nd St., Flora, IL 62839
We met Jerry this July at a class he was teaching this summer. It was
an honor and privilege to be his student and AgWare user. He was a
wonderful teacher. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
3320 Pine Ave., Brookings, SD 57006
Margie...what can I say? I am the only one left of the four of us when
Lyle & I would go with the folks to see "Elnoris's. Jerry and I
would always be on one side against Lyle & Dick...I can not remember if
either side ever won. Just that we had so much fun! I just tears me
up! Take care of yourself and the family.
Belle Fourche, SD
I have only know Jerry for a few short months, but I know that he will be
greatly missed by all friends and family. My thoughts and prayers are will
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I always enjoyed
chatting with you and Jerry at the Annual Conventions. Both of you always
made a person feel welcome.
John W. Ross
7301 Great Hill Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Dear Margy and family,
Jerry had a positive influence everywhere he went, and made the people he came
in contact with better people for having known him. It was an honor to have had
the opportunity to know and work with him.
Deron & Jennifer Johnson
Jason, Lisa and family...You are all in our prayers at this difficult time.
Share all of the wonderful memories and keep them alive in your hearts.
God bless you. Deron, Jennifer, Michele and Nicholas Johnson
Tharrell and Dinah Ming
1113 Tam O'Shanter Drive, Bakersfield, California 93309
A good friend that will be missed by many. Our prayers are you Marge and your
Amy Bochman, Executive Vice President, Black Hills Assn of
Rapid City, SD
I only knew Jerry for one day (Orientation Sept 2006) yet I will always
remember his smile and sense of humor. Please accept my sympathy for his
untimely loss to your family. I read in these comments, "gentleman, friend,
generous, wonderful" and the list goes on. What a great tribute and legacy.
Clay and Pam Roberts
Pierre, South Dakota
Dear Margy, Rick, Tina, Lisa & families,
We are so sorry and share your grief. We will miss Jerry’s generous
nature, his big smile, his contagious sense of humor, and most of all his
friendship. Our hearts and our tears are with you.
Clay, Pam, Chelsey, Hunter & Stephanie Roberts
Mary Lou Kugel, ARA
W5924 Porter Rd, Shawano, WI 54166
Margy & family: Please accept my deepest sympathies at this time of
loss. I was fortunate to meet Jerry at UAAR training schools, as well as
other ASFMRA events. He was a person to be admired not only for his
accomplishments, but also for his "zest" for life and adventure.
He will be sadly missed by our organization. May you be blessed with God's
never ending love and strength to carry you through this time of need.
Your family will be in our prayers.
P. O. Box 2082, Starkville, MS 39760
Margy and Family,
Jerry was such a great Guy. We will all miss him. Thank you for his
contributions to the Appraisal Profession. He was an inspiration to all of us.
Dear Marge and family,
Please accept our sympathy at this time of great loss in your family. What
a wonderful human being was Jerry. He always had something cheerful or
insightful to say--not a lot of idle chatter. When Jerry spoke, I wanted
to be listening because I knew what he said was well thought out and worthwhile.
I met Jerry through ASFMRA some fifteen years ago and quickly grew to respect
him. We're all going to miss his positive attitude and his gift of
hospitality. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jonny Creighton Winn (Bonnie Wood)
22955 Foster Road (PO Box 12) Wall, SD 57790
To Jerry's family: My thoughts are with you, and filled with many fond
memories of the good old days. Jerry and Dick have left so many of us with a
smile on our face when we think about them or talk about them. We will do both
Sandra and Leonard Wolfe
Box 683 Guernsey, Wyoming 82214
Margy and family, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Being a classmate of Jerrys was special. We will miss him very much and our
school reunion will not be the same without him. We are very sorry not to be
able to attend the funeral.
John W. Reynolds
Rabo AgriFinance in St Louis, MO
Dear Margy and Family, What a shock! Jerry was always a gentleman and a
friend. He will be missed by me and a lot of other people. You are in our
thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.
In sympathy, John Reynolds
Donna & Glen Tiser
Margy & Family,
You and Jerry were so wonderful in the ASFMRA. Your enthusiasm and smiles
were always such a welcome. Thank you for the many kindness shown to us
throughout the years. We appreciate the contributions you made to the
society and appraisal profession as a whole.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
1800 Shaver St. Apt #225, Rapid City, SD 57702
Marge - I know this is coming from a friend of many years ago....and I just
wanted to share how much I thought of Jerry and the many great times I had with
him as we travel around the Omaha FLB area reviewing appraisals....Also a night
that Eleanor and I had at your house and the great time had by all.
I know the difficulties of having that precious spouse go on before us. Eleanor
died in 1994 I then remarried to a special Gift from God, Gladys and she went
home in 2004. It is not an easy time but our God does know just the right time
for all events in our lives and He will show us the message and blessing that He
has in the event....
My love and concern goes out to you, your family and my very special long time
129 South Street, Gorham, ME 04038
I met Jerry through ASFMRA in 1994, and became friends right away.
Jerry always had a smile and a chuckle. He loved a good story and told a
few, too. I am honored to have known him.
1620 Kingsbury , Casper, Wyoming 82609
Marge -- I know my words and thoughts cannot assuage you loss and heartbreak
-- Jerry left a big hole to fill. As we all look back at the great
times we have all had with you and Jerry -- it can't help but bring a smile to
our face. Jerry had such a natural smile -- and used it often; no one will
ever forget that natural happiness. He touched a lot of lives in his work
with FCSA, on UAAR, ASFMRA with his teaching; everyone he met remembers
him. I am sure that same passion carried over to his personal and family
life. Certainly in his quest for fine wine !!!! We are all grateful
and better folks for having been acquainted with him -- Thanks you for that.
We'll miss him -- my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Gary and Judy Yocum
18450 Trask Rosd, Wall, SD.,57790
It is hard to lose a great friend of 30+ years. We have many great
memories of good times and watching all of our kids grow up; they did amount to
something good afterall.
Best wishes to all of Jerry's family, our hearts go out to you all.
Mary Ellen, Cammy, Wendy, Leah & Travis Lantis &
Dear Margy & Family,
We can not express the grief we feel in our hearts for you and your family.
We are saddened by the loss of a husband, father, grandfather, son, cowboy,
outdoorsman, horseman, cattleman and friend. Jerry will always be in our
Margy, the good times the four of us have had together will never be forgotten
– your parties were always a highlight of our year. May your wonderful
children and grandchildren be your strength in the days ahead.
God Be With You,
Mary Ellen Lantis & Family
Norman and Diane Geigle
19318 Geigle Rd Wall, SD 57790
Dear Margy and family, You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
We will always remember the fun parties. We can still see Jerry and Brenda
dancing to "Calija, the Wooden Indian" into the closet. All
our memories of Jerry are like these--good ones. May the Lord give you the
strength you need in the coming days. May knowing that you have a lot of friends
who care and grieve with you, bring you some peace. God's blessings to you
all. Love, Norm and Diane
The Dustin Coyhis Family
Castle Rock, Colorado
Dearest Lisa and Jason, We are praying for you and your family to have peace,
strength, and comfort during this time of sorrow. Blessings to you as you take
time to celebrate the incredible life your dad had and the time you had to spend
with him on earth. Love and hugs, Ann, Dustin, Brianna, Cameron, Ethan and
Jerry was a valued business associate, a very good friend and a fellow
Buckaroo. We will all miss him. My prayers are with you his family.
I am honored to be an usher.
The Charles Culig Family
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Sue, Chuck, Abbey & Jake Culig
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