Gerald "Jerry" Jernberg


December 4, 1936 ~ June 30, 2022

Born in: St. Cloud, Minnesota
Resided in: Fargo, North Dakota

A memorial gathering of family celebrating the life of Gerald Leo Jernberg will be at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo, ND and will be viewable below:

Jerry died on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Sanford Hospice House in Fargo.

Gerald “Jerry” Jernberg was born to Walter and Mary Jernberg in St. Cloud, Minnesota on December 4, 1936. His years of primary and secondary school were spent in St. Cloud. After high school graduation Jerry attended St. Cloud Tech and St. Cloud University, majoring in business.

Jerry married Kathleen Hollenkamp on November 7, 1959, in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

After college, Jerry worked in sales. In 1965 he moved to Marshall, Minnesota where he was employed by Marshall Foods and served in management there for twelve years. Jerry then moved to Fargo, ND where he was employed at Juhl Brokerage for the rest of his career. He was Vice President of the Fargo branch and retired in 2001.

During his life, Jerry volunteered for various organizations. As a retired executive, he dedicated many hours to SCORE, an organization that aids people in starting new businesses and formulating their business plans. Jerry also volunteered for Sierra, a national organization that promotes positive environmental change. Jerry enjoyed cooking for Churches United, an organization that provides food for families, along with cooking for the Salvation Army. He enjoyed lending a helping hand to whomever needed one. He spent many hours visiting friends, delivering meals, and helping however he could.
Jerry always enjoyed the outdoors. He spent many hours bird watching and gardening, both vegetables and flowers. He also enjoyed traveling, and would go by car, plane, or train to various destinations. He was very proud to have traveled on the original British Concord and the Orient Express.

Jerry’s greatest gifts in life were his family and his faith. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by his wife Kathleen of Fargo; daughter Jennifer (Tim) Deutz, grandchildren Vanessa (Cody) Fettig, great-granddaughter Alice, Troy (Elizabeth) Deutz, great-grandsons Vincent and Harvey, Max Deutz and Abby Ihrke, Eden (Hunter) Gillund, daughter Amy O’Hare, granddaughter Savannah O’Hare and Sean Mello, and daughter Annie (David) Oelker, grandchildren Rebecca Oelker, Aaron Oelker, Eli Oekler, Maria Oelker and Andrew Oelker.

Jerry was preceded in death by his infant daughter Mary Kathleen, two brothers, one sister and his parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Hospice of the Red River Valley, or Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo.

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  1. Blessed be the memory of Jerry. He was a good man who helped many people. I met him through Lions and always appreciated his willingness to serve others.

  2. Jerry was the best uncle a person could have.Had many talks about Family,Life,Traveling and my political views. Jerry would always tell me to look at the good side of life.Prays to all Jerry’s Family they lost a very kind and good Man

  3. I remember Jerry, from growing up down the street ,while he was In Marshall . My sympathies and prayers to all

  4. My Dear Friend/Brother, I Love You. To the family of this dear man, my deepest & most profound sympathy, he was the brother I never had, a great man. May God Bless you all.

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