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Velda Kathryn Jerke

August 2, 1923 — January 15, 2022

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.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life and Prayer Service

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Chapel, Scotland

410 Poplar St, Scotland, SD 57059

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Prayer Service

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Starts at 7:00 pm (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home, Scotland

410 Poplar St, Scotland, SD 57059

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Starts at 9:00 am (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home - Scotland

410 Poplar St, Scotland, SD 57059

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Celebration of Faith Service with song and message

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home - Scotland

410 Poplar St, Scotland, SD 57059

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Burial

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Grace Hill Cemetery

Tripp, SD 57376

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