Aug. 29, 1944-July 28, 2020
MARSHALL — Services for Gerald Monsrud, 75, of Marshall are 2 p.m. Friday at Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Entombment with military honors will follow in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery Columbarium. A walk-through visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m. Friday at Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Occupancy limits and social distancing must be observed throughout all services. Masks are now also required at all indoor gatherings.Arrangements are with the Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Guest book and tribute wall available online at www.hamiltonfh.com.
He died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at the Sanford Hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Gerald Dale Monsrud was born Aug. 29, 1944, to Adolf and Pearl (Toft) Monsrud in Gonvick. His early years were spent in Gonvick. The family moved to the Marshall area when he was a child. Jerry attended Minneota Schools, graduating with the class of 1962. From there he went into the Army and worked as a tank mechanic. After coming home, Jerry married the love of his life, Carol Van Overbeke at St. Clotilde Catholic Church in Green Valley on Aug. 4, 1966.
The couple settled in Marshall and raised three beautiful children together. Jerry was a true caretaker. He loved his family and he and Carol went above and beyond by fostering children for many years. He was a great father figure for his own children and many others who came into his life.
Jerry worked as a mechanic and he later went on to work with True Value building homes then, as a repair and salesman for water softeners. Jerry was never idle. When he wasn’t working, or playing guitar with one of his bands, he enjoyed the outdoors, whether fishing, hunting, camping, or traveling, Jerry was content. He could be found tinkering with his remote-control airplanes, fixing on things or helping his kids do home repairs. Jerry loved the holidays, and spending time with family.
Jerry is survived by his three children, Jim (Lori) Monsrud of Sioux Falls, Jeff Monsrud of Marshall, and Teresa (Curt) Buysse of Minneota; three grandchildren, Jade (Mike) Maxwell of Cottonwood, Jordan Buysse (Ashley Johnson) of St. Cloud, and Jasmine Buysse of Minneota; three great-grandchildren, Aydin, Paislee and Ella; siblings, Merlin (Betty) Monsrud of Jacksonville, FL, Kenny (Charlene) Monsrud of Atlanta, GA, and Parnell Monsrud of Little Rock, AR; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Adolph Monsrud and Pearl Toregson; wife, Carol Monsrud; brother, Bud Monsrud; and sister, Evie Crantz.
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