Jerry Morast, age 70, of Fallon passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Monday, December 31 at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jerry was born on December 3, 1942, at the Terry hospital, the son of Arthur and Katherine Morast. He attended grade school at the Sunshine School, a country school one and 3/4 miles from his home. He would either ride horseback or walk to school each morning. When the Sunshine School closed in 1957, he attended school in Terry. He then did farming and ranching with his father on their farm 34 miles north of Terry until the fall of 1967 except for a short period in 1964 and 1965 when he worked road construction near Alzada, Mont., and at the Chevron Service Station in Glendive, Mont.
On August 21, 1965, Jerry and Arlene Sackman were married at the Zion Lutheran Church in Glendive. They then moved to his parents farm north of Terry, and he helped his father with the farming and ranching. In October 1967, they moved to Arlene’s parents’ farm 10 miles south of Fallon. They remained there until 1985, when they bought an irrigation unit 4 miles northeast of Fallon where he resided until his death. They have three children Brian, Brenda and Bruce.
Jerry was a member and elder of Grace Lutheran Church in Fallon. He was a member of the Fallon School Board and belonged on a Fallon bowling league for a number of years. Jerry enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s church and school activities.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Arlene; two sons, Brian (Sheryl) of Fallon, Mont., and Bruce (Kari) of South Heart, N.D.; a daughter, Brenda (Klint) Flint of Baker, Mont.; 2 sisters, Tillie (Gene) Beckers of Plentywood, Mont., and Esther (Norman) Anderson of Glendive, Mont.; two sisters-in–law, Eldora Myers and Lorena Olson; eight grandchildren, Ashley, Alyssa, Aaron, Konner, Hallie, Neissa, Raylee and Megan; numerous nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Melvin, Robert, and Lloyd; one sister, Leona Sell; three brothers-in-law, Richard Schwartz, John Kalmback, Dan Stickel and one niece, Julianne Jerry.
Visitation was held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Terry. Funeral services were held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church in Fallon. Interment followed in the family lot of the Prairie County Cemetery in Terry. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Terry is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com
Published Jan. 9, 2013