MISSOULA, Mont. — Jerry Dean Ransom, 75, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on June 25, 2013. He had been diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma just two weeks prior.
He will be cremated and buried at Sunset Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Sunset Memorial Funeral Home followed by Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Military Honors and a reception to follow.
The family requests donations be made to a local Humane Society, Animeals or Senior Citizen Meals on Wheels Programs.
Jerry Dean Ransom was born Oct 22, 1937, in Huron, to Leonard Penniston Ransom and Elsie Mabel Quiram. He was raised on a farm in the Sand Creek area near Wessington.
After graduation from Wessington High School in 1956, he enlisted in the Army on July 20, 1956. He served in Germany and Beirut, Lebanon as a member of Co. A 9th Engr Bn. He was discharged July 11, 1959.
He married Elizabeth Marie Mentele on Dec. 24, 1959. They divorced July 16, 1981. He worked at Culligan Water, Terrace Park Creamery and West Park Truck Stop. In 1977 he started his career as a Long Haul Owner/Operator. The majority of this time he was leased to Sammons Trucking, Missoula, Mont. and Yellowstone Trucking, Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho.
On Sept. 25,1983, he married Glenda LaRita Purdy-Kerr in State Line, Nev.
He ejoyed trucking, golfing and extensive traveling.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, La Verne and Jimmy Ransom.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda, of Missoula, Mont.; daughter, Rhonda, of Huron; sons, Doug (Sheree), of Lincoln City, Ore, Michael, Ethan, and Mark (Barb), of Huron; and brother, Larry, of Huron; Sisters-in-law, Dorothy, of Huron, Dot, of Marine, ll.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
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