Jerry Monroe

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Jerry Wayne Monroe, 75, Wilton, went to be with his Heavenly Father on October 31, 2020, at Prospera Community Care Center, Mandan.

Jerry was born to Earl and Mary (Burck) Monroe on March 18, 1945, in Bismarck.  He grew up on the family farm by Baldwin, ND and  graduated from Wilton High School.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1965-1967.  He was a long-time member of the American Legion.  Jerry worked for a magazine distributor in Bismarck for over 30 years.  He married Jean Ann Maynard from Wilton and they had one son, Chad Monroe.

Jerry was a member of the Mission Evangelical Free Church, Wilton and served as an usher and trustee for many years.  Jerry always enjoyed visiting with people, making diamond willow canes, selling sweet corn, and gardening.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 50 years:  Jean; son:  Chad (Lisa)     Monroe; one granddaughter and two great granddaughters; brother:  Burel Monroe; sisters:  Jane Watkins, Bonnie Deichert, Jill Monroe, and Judy (Joe) Ryder; sisters-in-law:  Pauline Maynard and Sharon Monroe; brother-in-law, Joe Retterath; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, brother:  Gene; brother-in-law:  Wayne Maynard, sisters-in-law, Marilyn Monroe and Ellen Retterath, father and mother-in-law Lloyd (Bud) and Goldie Maynard.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery.

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