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 Milbert Jerke

Milbert Jerke

Long Lake, McPherson County, South Dakota, USA
Death 15 Sep 2010 (aged 82)
Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 59004841 · View Source
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Funeral services for Milbert Jerke, 82, of Aberdeen will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen. Rev. Nathan Henschen and Rev. Hyle Anderson will officiate.

Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home.

Mr. Jerke passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at Bethesda Nursing Home in Aberdeen.

Funeral arrangements are with Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge and Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home of Aberdeen.

Milbert Jerke was born July 1, 1928, in Long Lake to John and Christinia (Scheuffele) Jerke. Milbert grew up in Long Lake, where he received his education. Following his education, Milbert worked for his father's trucking business hauling local freight.

On Jan. 17, 1951, he entered the U.S. Army, serving in Korea. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 22, 1953. Following his discharge, he settled in Aberdeen.

On Jan. 15, 1954, he married Martha Albrecht at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen. Milbert and Martha made their home in Aberdeen, where they have since resided. At the time of his death, he was a resident at the Bethesda Nursing Home in Aberdeen. Milbert worked as a mechanic for Biegler Motors in Aberdeen for 42 years before his retirement in 1990.

Milbert enjoyed restoring old cars and taking them to parades. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and a life member of the VFW and American Legion.

Milbert is survived by his wife, Martha, of Aberdeen; two sons: Jim (Shari) Sjerven of Grand Junction, Colo., and Keith (Lynn) Jerke of Aberdeen; one daughter, Susan Zacher of Pueblo, Colo.; and one sister, Millie (Paul) Herzog of Tacoma, Wash. Also surviving are six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandsons; two sisters; and one brother.

Casketbearers are Chris Jerke, David Jerke, Michael Sjerven, Jon Zacher, Michael Bonnet and Ron Wilson.

Honorary bearers are all of Milbert's friends.

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  • Created by: Marilou
  • Added: 21 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 59004841
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Milbert Jerke (1 Jul 1928–15 Sep 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59004841, citing Riverside Memorial Park, Aberdeen, Brown County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Marilou (contributor 47058670) .