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Celebration of Life and Prayer Service

Goglin Funeral Chapel, Scotland
Tuesday January 18th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Prayer Service

Goglin Funeral Home, Scotland
Tuesday January 18th, 2022

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First American Lutheran Church
Wednesday January 19th, 2022

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Celebration of Faith Service with song and message

First American Lutheran Church
Wednesday January 19th, 2022

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Grace Hill Cemetery
Wednesday January 19th, 2022

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Velda Kathryn Jerke

Velda K. Jerke, age 98 of Scotland, died Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society, Scotland.

Velda Kathryn Jerke was born August 2, 1923 to Edward and Emelia (Bietz) Dobler on a farm near Tripp, South Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at Dennewitz Lutheran Church by Tripp. She attended Tripp Lake Region School.

Velda was united in marriage to Emil Jerke February 18, 1945 at Dennewitz. They moved to the Jerke homestead, which was west of Kaylor, where Velda lived all of her married life. This is where they enjoyed life, farming and raising their two sons.

When Emil passed away, October 7, 2003, Velda moved to Scotland. She worked at the Good Samaritan home for 32 years.

Velda is survived by her two sons, Gary and his wife Janice Jerke of Tripp, SD and Greg and his wife Gloria Jerke of Flushing, MI; four grandchildren, Kristopher (Brooke) Jerke of Sioux Falls, SD, Heidi (Johnny) Wade of Mission, SD, Amanda (Shaun) Heitzman of Aurora, IL and Stacey Jerke of Grand Rapids, MI; two step-grandchildren, Matt (Heather) Stratton of Macomb, MI and Wendy (Dave) Nielubowicz of Clarkston, MI; five great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; sister, La Verne Goeken of Scotland, SD; several nieces and nephews.

Velda was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Emelia; husband of 58 years, Emil; daughter-in-law, Crystal Jerke; her twin sister, Violet Bauder and sister, Esther Weisser; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

A memorial has been established by the family.

Floral Tributes are included in the service program.

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A candle was lit in memory of Velda Jerke

Deb Hargens Jan 19 2022 9:51 PM

So sorry to hear about Velda. I used to work with her and Violet as housekeepers at the Good Samaritan Home in Scotland. Always enjoyed working with them. They were both very enjoyable to work with.

Diana (Blachnik) Vanness Jan 19 2022 2:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Velda Jerke

Doug and Judy (Weisz) Schuette Jan 18 2022 11:48 PM

Gary and Jan,
May you feel the comfort of the Holy Spirit that is present on your mom's behalf who is with the Lord. May God bless you and keep you.
Maurice and Connie Reiner

Maurice Reiner Jan 18 2022 8:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Velda Jerke

Joe and Jane Sedlacek Jan 18 2022 7:34 PM

Gary and Jan, Remember Jesus' promise "I am the Resurrection and the Life. They who believe in Me, though they die, yet shall they live." Jesus is our peace.
Jim and Dave Mueller

Jim and Dave Mueller Jan 18 2022 9:17 AM

Gary, Jan and the entire Jerke family, My condolences and prayers for Velda's blessed journey. May God hold you in His loving arms and may your many memories comfort you at this time.

Allyn Brosz Jan 17 2022 11:49 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Velda Jerke

Russel and Gale Kurtenbach Jan 16 2022 11:39 PM