Jerry Skjerva, 67, formerly of Alsen, ND, passed away December 24, 2023 at Eventide Heartland Care Center in Devils Lake, ND.
Jerry Dean Skjerva was born January 9, 1956, in Langdon, ND, to Julius and Betty (Myers) Skjerva. He grew up in the Alsen, ND, area and attended Alsen School. He enjoyed gopher and rabbit hunting around the countryside there. In his younger days, he was very good at creating country scenes with charcoal and loved to draw. He was fond of working on vehicles on the weekends. Jerry worked on the family farm and started working at the Nekoma missile base doing janitorial work when it was being built. He then worked for various farmers over the years running machinery and hauling grain to market. He loved farm life. You could always find him driving around, ready to stop and visit with someone. After his health declined, he went to the Odd Fellows Home then to Eventide Heartland in Devils Lake, which is where he was currently residing. Jerry was known as a kind soul who always wanted to visit with anyone and never turned down a Mt. Dew.
Jerry is survived by his siblings: Greg of Jamestown, ND, Bryan of Devils Lake, ND, and Lori Ullyott of Langdon, ND and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial service for Jerry will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon, ND.