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Gerald "Jerry" Floyd Easterday

February 3, 1947 January 2, 2020
Gerald "Jerry" Floyd Easterday
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Gerald (Jerry) Floyd Easterday, 72, Brewster, MN, died peacefully surrounded by his loved ones Thursday, January 2, 2020, in Sanford USD Medical Center. Jerry was born on February 3, 1947, in Leavenworth, KS, to the late Melvin and Lily (Michaels) Easterday. He was baptized April 6, 1947 in Kansas. At the age of 2, the family moved to Brewster, MN where he attended school. He was united in marriage with Cher Stelzer on September 16, 1973 in Brewster. They had 3 daughters, Dawn, Bridget (Gerdes) and Robin (Lundberg). They later divorced. In 1992, he met Gail Hartle and was blessed with his only son, Daniel.
During his lifetime he was an active member in the Jaycee’s. He enjoyed bowling, motorcycle riding, camping and assembling various models. His greatest passion in life was being on the road and spending time with his family, grandchildren, and friends. Throughout his life he worked at various dairy farms as a Herdsman and later found his passion in over the road trucking, working for various companies around southwest Minnesota. After retirement, he worked as a farm hand and later found his calling as a Pilot Car Driver for Stafford Pilot Car Service.
Jerry is survived by his children, Dawn (Dave Nerem) Easterday, Bridget (Shawn) Gerdes, Robin (Jeff Deruyck) Lundberg, and Daniel (Laura Nostvick) Easterday. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Dalton Johnson, Kaylee and Lizzy Gerdes, and Braden and Zachary Lundberg; five siblings, Carol Fox, Mike (Sandy), Jim, Kevin, and Paula (Pat) Bernardy, and many nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, two infant siblings, and his loving dog Beth.
We will be having a celebration of life on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 3:30 to 7:00 p.m., at the American Legion in Brewster, MN.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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3:30 PM 1/8/2020 3:30:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/8/2020 7:00:00 PM
American Legion Brewster

825 3rd Ave.
Brewster, MN 56119

American Legion Brewster
825 3rd Ave. Brewster 56119 MN
United States

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