Jerry Lee Fossum


Jerry Lee Fossum passed away in the midnight hour of Friday June 11th.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at First Lutheran Church, Bismarck, ND.  Burial will follow at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery at 12:00 PM. A Livestream of the Service will be available on the First Lutheran Church website.  To view the memorial service, please click here.

A Visitation will be held form 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday at the Bismarck Funeral Home.

Jerry was born in Rice Lake, WI on May 3, 1948, to Lester and Winifred (Turcotte) Fossum. He graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1966 and attended University of Wisconsin-Superior for wildlife management until enlisting in the US Navy in 1970. Jerry served his country as a Petty Officer First Class aboard the USS Enterprise until 1976. He worked for the state of North Dakota for 27 years, retiring in 2007 as the Director of Telecommunications for ITD. Jerry and Linda were married November 3rd, 2003.

He is survived by his wife, Linda (Meske Morrison) Fossum and twin daughters, Vicki and Katie; grandson, Aiden (14) and granddaughter, Lorelai (8); his sister, Carol (Dennis Barber); brothers-in-law, Doug Meske and Perry Meske; and sister-in-law, Debbie (Mel) Glass; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his late wife, Laura (Hoggarth) Fossum. The two were married on October 2, 1987, until Laura’s death in 2000. He is also preceded in death by his parents, Winifred and Lester.

Jerry will be remembered as a Green Bay Packers fan/owner and golfer, and will be missed by all with the privilege and honor to have known him.


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