Gerald "Jerry" Gilbraith

Gerald (Jerry) Wayne Gilbraith passed away on March 9, 2020. Jerry was born on July 4, 1939 in Devils Lake, ND. He was the son of Orville and Mildred (Morse) Gilbraith. Jerry lived on a farm by Doyon, ND until he was 11 years old. His father worked in construction so they traveled throughout the states of ND and SD. Jerry was united in marriage on October 11,1958 to Maida Lang in Wall, SD. Jerry was employed by Tennefos Construction, Krider Equipment and Butler Machinery. He retired in 1999 from Butler Machinery after working there for 29 years. Jerry is survived by his wife, Maida of 61 years. 2 sons Wes (Tammy) and Randy (Janette) all of Fargo and 1 daughter, Kathy (Steve) Finneman of Missoula, MT; 6 grandchildren, Kira (Joe) Sornsin, Nate Gilbraith, Gannon Gilbraith (Melissa Halvorson), Kiana Gilbraith, Sara (Court) Wallace and Ben (Jaime) Haagenson, 5 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, sister Lois Hanson and brother Neil (Sheila) Gilbraith. Jerry was a member of the First Congregational Church, and El Zagal Shrine Provost Guard Unit. Jerry was an avid hunter in his early years and enjoyed snowmobiling, camping at Long Lake campground, where they made many lifelong friends, and spending time with his family at their condo on Detroit Lakes. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorials to the Shrine Children’s Hospital or Sanford Hospice House or a charity of your choice. Prayer Service: Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 7:00 PM with visitation beginning at 6:00 PM at First Congregational Church, Fargo, ND,. Funeral Service: Friday, March 13, 2020, 11:00 AM at First Congregational Church, Fargo, ND, Internment: At a later date at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo, ND. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo ND. To visit our online guestbook please go to

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  1. Maida and Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. My Mom and Dad and I had the pleasure of getting to know Gerry at Bethany. He was delightful.

  2. Miss you little brother, will always miss our time together, we were quit the pair. In spite of our shenanigans, we both lived into our 80s. We are going to miss you more then you know. My condolences to Maida and all the family, love you all dearly. Lois Hanson.

  3. Maida: We are very sorry to hear of Jerry’s illness and passing. He was a great conversationalist and was a great fan of his granddaughters hockey games. Please accept our sympathies.

  4. So sorry to hear about Jerry. So many fun memories. Mom and I were just talking the other day about when “Lisa” (haha) killed all of your aquarium fish. Jerry and Dad are together again and that makes my heart happy, even though I know yours hurts right now. They are getting into trouble I’m guessing just like in the old days! He is happy and living life to the fullest again! Keep all those memories close to our hearts……Hugs & Love to you all!

  5. So sorry for your loss. Worked with Jerry and always found him to be a pleasure, enjoyed his sense of Humor.

  6. Maida and family so sorry for your loss. With a family our size it is hard to recall all of the good times but I remember Jerry and visits we had with him. He was a lot of fun. We will all miss him.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of peace and love as Jerry was nothing but kind to me. My sympathy.

  8. Maida and Family,
    Wayne & I are sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. We send our condolences to you & your family.
    Wayne & Pam Rud

  9. Maida, so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. So many memories growing up! Jerry was always our “boyfriend”, (Karen, Susan, Jessica and Janet). We always had fun at construction camp! I’m so glad we had some time together at Marty’s house in Minot and Aunt Jeannies service. Such a fun person, like his dad! Prayers for you and your family. Blessings to all. LOVE, Susan

  10. Maida and family. I am so sorry about Jerry’s passing. He was a dear friend to both HARLAN and me. So many years and memories for us to both have. I bet the two of them are having quite a time in Heaven. Wish I could have been with you, but will see you soon.

  11. Maida and family , I’m so very sorry for your loss . Sending my sincere sympathy at this difficult time.

  12. Just found out about Jerry passing , I’m very sorry and blessed that I knew Jerry , always have fond memories of the days growning up around the family, very beautiful memorial video , the strength of god will help you through this time of sorrow, love ya all

  13. So sorry for your loss, Maida. I just heard from Jane Grindberg this morning about Jerry. I missed it in the Forum. I am coming home in two weeks. I look forward to seeing you. Take care my dear. Love and sympathy, Marjean

  14. Maida & Family: We are so sorry to hear about Jerry. We have lots of fun memories of times spent together.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. We treasure the time and friendship we had with Jerry.

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