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Kory McKay

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 your minds.

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.

Marty Heathershaw
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.

Kim Barnhart
Spearfish, SD

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

David GaNun
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

Ed Travis
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

Laurel Olson
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 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.  Take Care.

Julie, John and Kathryn Hempfield
Parker Colorado

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.

Denny Carmichael
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.


Eric Beals
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 everyone.

Brenda DeVries
Billings MT

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.
Best regards,
John Ross

Deron & Jennifer Johnson
Littleton, CO

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 family.

Amy Bochman, Executive Vice President, Black Hills Assn of Realtors
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.

Art Kennard
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.

Jeffrey Berg
Barnesville, MN

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.
Love, Jeff

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 often. Jonny

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
Jonesville, LA

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.

Gene Reed
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 friend Elnoris....

God Bless
Gene Reed

Ron Geer
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.

Arnie Altaffer
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 & Families
Spearfish, SD

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 memories. 

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 Zachary Coyhis

Boyd Waara
Philip, SD

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
Lakewood, Colorado


 Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Love,  Sue, Chuck, Abbey & Jake Culig

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