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Gerald "Jake" Lafferty

Gerald “Jake” Lafferty, 65, of Walhalla, ND, passed away at the Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier, ND, on Saturday, March 31st 2018. Memorial Services will be held Friday, April 6, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Boniface Catholic Church, Walhalla, ND. Visitation will be held for one hour before the time of the service.

Gerald “Jake” Aldric Lafferty born May 9th, 1952 in Walhalla ND to Laverne and Eva Lafferty. He grew up and attended school in Walhalla. Jerry lived and worked a short time in Cooperstown ND and Gillette, Wyoming, but the majority of his life he worked in Walhalla ND for Johnson Farms. Jerry was a very hard worker and very proud to be a part of the farming community in Walhalla.

Jake enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He was a huge Nascar fan- especially driver Jeff Gordon. He loved playing cards and was an avid Texas Hold Em, Pinnochle and Cribbage player.

On October 10th, 1970 he married Delores Jerome in Cavalier ND. Jerry is survived by his wife Delores, Daughter Tina (Bruce) Nelson Ada MN, daughter Ruthie (Dave Robillard) Wirtz, Fargo ND and son Jacob (Anne Borgen) , Fargo ND. 7 grandchildren: Aubrey Berg, Dylan Berg and Josiah Berg, Cody Robillard and Caleb Robillard; Samuel Lafferty and Hanna Lafferty and one great grandson, Xander Ramirez. Brothers Terry (Mary) Lafferty, Floyd (Dana) Lafferty of Walhalla; Lloyd (Debbie) Lafferty, Grand Forks ND; Travis (Roxanne) Lafferty Neche ND, Zach (Teresa) Lafferty, Jamestown ND, sisters: Denise (Jacob Penner) Lafferty, Walhalla ND, Wanda (Scott) Sonderby, Maple Grove MN, and Barbara (Steve) Mathias, Huntington IN.

Jake was preceded in death by his parents and several aunts and uncles.

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Jake was a good friend. He always made sure he would do a walk over when I was in Walhalla. i think he is the only guy I was undefeated in Walhalla in Jackson Bar on the pool table. He will be sorely missed by family and friends of Walhalla.

LARRY HIEBERT Apr 12 2018 12:00 AM

Wanda and Scott we are so sorry to hear about your brothers passing. Our thoughts are with you. Please give your entire family our condolences. Take care...hugs to you both

Joel and Angie Kerbaugh Apr 5 2018 12:00 AM

Sure going to miss seeing Jake around. It seems he showed up everwhere. May you find comfort and joy in the memories. Ed and Jan Hurley

jan hurley Apr 5 2018 12:00 AM

Fly high my friend! The good Lord had other plans for u which is hard on us all but we must not be selfish that he called you home. We love you Jake and cant help but think of a lot of memories with you and will never forget that infectious smile of yours! May you rest in peace my friend, you are greatly missed by all! I have AWAYS had the most respect for you Jake! You were and still are a great friend! We will certainly celebrate your life!!

Jeremy Johnson Apr 4 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the Lafferty family! My heart breaks for each of you! Through my teen years, the Lafferty crew was like my second family. I hadn't seen Jerry for years, but I will never forget that smile or the B.S. May all the fun memories give you strength on the tough days! Hugs to you all!

Jodi (Conant) Stockeland Apr 3 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Jake was always so friendly to me, like we'd known each other for years. Always a peaceful feeling to visit with him. My thoughts and Prayers to the family. Roger

Roger Carriere Apr 3 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about Jake. My Dad and I used to bowl in Walhalla. We always looked forward to bowling against Jake and his team. It was always a laugh filled fun night. He will be missed.

Gar Storey Apr 3 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.

Allen Vandal Apr 3 2018 12:00 AM

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.

Valorie Letkeman Apr 3 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Jerrys passing.My thoughts and prayers to the Lafferty family.

Dale A Dalsted Apr 3 2018 12:00 AM

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