Jerry L. Hall

 

Jerry L. Hall of Sidney, Nebraska, died Saturday June 19, 2021, at the age of 91 ½ (he kept track). Visitation will be held from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am., Saturday, June 26 at Chaney-Reager Funeral Home with Pastor Lisa Uhl officiating. Jerry will be laid to rest at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 29 at Pikes Peak National Cemetery in Colorado Springs, CO.

Jerry was born December 6, 1929, to Curtis and Hazel (Ruff) Hall of Lima, Ohio. He loved his country and considered it an honor to serve in the military. The United States Air Force was called the Army Air Corps when he joined in 1946.

He married the love of his life, Katherine Jacomet, on March 29th, 1952 in their hometown of Lima, Ohio. Jerry was on active duty when they married, together they lived on several Air Force bases. Jerry was separated from his family while stationed in Morocco on the African continent in 1958.


Daughter Theresa was born while Jerry was in Africa and was nine months old before Jerry met her. Jerry retired from the Air Force with 20 plus years of service in 1967. For most of their marriage they lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado, before moving to Sidney, Nebraska in March 2018.

They raised their four children, Brian, Bruce, Colleen and Theresa, in addition to all their children’s friends since the Hall home seemed to be the gathering place for all their children’s friends. They also unofficially adopted others as their kids and embraced them in their hearts as family. God, country, family, and laughter were especially important to Jerry.


Jerry was dedicated to his country and loved being an American. He taught his children it is an honor to live in America. His faith in God gave his life depth and meaning. His generous soul and kind heart only became bigger after becoming a Christian in 1971. Jerry had a servant’s heart and would always jump in to help wherever God led him.

He and Katie spent many years volunteering at a Navajo mission in New Mexico. Upon returning to Colorado Springs from New Mexico, Jerry volunteered with the Salvation Army. He and Katie started a Celebrate Recovery program at the Salvation Army church in Colorado Springs.

Family was important to him. He loved being with family. If there was a crisis in the family, he was there to help. Jerry loved to laugh. His jokes and teasing of grandkids brought him great joy. He practiced his jokes on his own children then perfected his skills with his grandchildren. He loved corny jokes and puns and always had new jokes to tell.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine, his father, Curtis Hall, his mother, Hazel Emlinger, stepfather, Russ Emlinger and brother, Bob Hall.

Jerry is survived by his four children, Brian (Marti) Hall of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bruce Hall of Fort Collins, Colorado, Colleen (Ted) Griffin of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Theresa (Doug) Gillham of Lodgepole Nebraska; stepsisters Micky McNamara of Lima, Ohio, stepbrother Bud (Doc) and wife Pat Emlinger of Lima Ohio. Jerry was blessed with 9 grandchildren and their spouses and 16 great grandchildren.

Contributions / Memorials can be made to New Hope Fellowship, PO Box 206 Lodgepole NE 69149, please put Jerry Hall in memo line.

 

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