Jerry Baumgartner, 77, West Fargo, ND died on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo.
Gerald Baumgartner was born Feb. 29, 1936 at Valley City, ND to Joseph and Rose (Thilmony) Baumgartner. He grew up on a farm near Oriska, ND and graduated from high school there. He served in the US Army for two years. Jerry married Glennice McClaflin Houser on Dec. 7, 1985 in West Fargo. They traveled with Jerrys employment as a heavy equipment operator and spent much time in Utah and Nevada. His passion was operating the "blade" better known as a road grader. Upon his retirement in the early 2000s, they returned to West Fargo.
Jerry enjoyed his family and socializing with friends. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish and Eagles Club.
He is survived by wife, Glennice; son, Mike (Laura) Houser, Zimmerman, MN, Tim (Kari) Houser, West Fargo and Patrick (Beth) Houser, Mandan, ND; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; siblings, Duane (Emy), Sartel, MN, Gordon (Marilee), Fargo, Phyllis Hatch, Park Rapids, Vernon (Chris) Portland, OR, Eugene (Dorothy), Belcourt, ND, Keith, Valley City, ND, Kent (Sue), Valley City, Karen (Al) Huber, West Fargo, Kathleen (Don) Gruman, Oriska; and many nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joan Groth; brother, Donald; and brother-in-law, John Hatch.
Funeral Mass: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at 10:30 AM at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, West Fargo with visitation one hour prior.
Interment: St. Bernards Cemetery, Oriska.
West Funeral Home - West Fargo