29 Sep Gerry Bogers
Gerald (Gerry) Bogers, 92, Bismarck, formerly from Halliday, died peacefully on September 26, 2019 in Bismarck. Mass of the Christian burial will be held at 11:00am CT on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 806 E Broadway Ave, Bismarck. Visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 30, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Bismarck Funeral Home, 3723 Lockport St (Hwy 83N & Calgary Ave), Bismarck. Rosary will follow the visitation at 7:00pm. Private burial to be held at a later date in Halliday.
Gerry was born to Adrian & Gertrude (deKoning) Bogers on June 17, 1927 in Killdeer. He was raised and educated in Halliday. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1945 at the age of 17 where he was in the Navy’s Seabees Carpentry Unit until his honorable discharge in 1952.
Gerry married Ann Marquart in 1952 and made their home in Halliday where they raised six children. He worked for and later owned The Union Bank of Halliday until his retirement in 1982. Gerry was a member of the American Legion, Elks, Knights of Columbus and St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Halliday. He loved working with his hands. It showed in the carpentry and woodwork he built and created throughout his life. Many endless hours were spent in his favorite place, his workshop. His workmanship and generosity benefited many family members, friends and the Halliday community.
Gerry will be greatly missed by his wife: Ann of 66 years; daughters: Connie (Dennis) Wethern, Linda (Randy) Danielson, Diane (Jim) Roise; son-in-law: Rick Lucas; grandchildren: Mike Danielson, Chris Danielson, Stephanie Wethern, Marc Wethern, Melissa Roise and Jenny Roise; great grandchildren: Kiersten Wethern, Jeremiah Wethern and Lucas Wethern; brothers: Joe (Delores) Bogers and Adrian (Gertrude) Bogers and sister: Gertie Marquardt.
Gerry was preceded in death by his children, Michael, Audrey and Gerry Jr; his parents; brothers, John, Dingeman (Bud), Peter and Francis; and sisters, Catherine Hueske, Ella Beaton and Cory Brooks.
It was an honor and privilege to know Gerry and Ann and be a part of there lives over the past year. I was honored to have Gerry share with me some of his amazing intarsia wood working plans. Gerry was a friend to my Father and Grandfather, and this made our bond a little closer. He will be missed. God Bless you Ann and family as you learn to continue live with Gerry no longer here on earth. Look forward to the time you will reunite with him and cherish his memories and legacy.
Our heart felt sympathy goes out to all of Gerry’s family. He was an amazing man. I was privileged to have him as my Boss during the time he was at The Union Bank. He and Ann made working for them a joy. His woodworking was so special … he paid attention to all of the little details. A great man who will be missed by many.
RIP Gerry our condolences goes out to all of Gerrys family
I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Gerry & Ann through our home visit program at St. Marys Catholic church. God blessed me with two great friends who I grew to love dearly. May you rest in peace Gerry and heaven will be a better place because of you.
RIP grandpa! You will always be in my heart. I love you and will miss you.
Our heartfelt sympathy for your loss, prayers for all .
Deepest sympathy for your loss. He was such a wonderful man. Praying for all of you.