Gerald Law

Obituary of Gerald Law

Gerald “Jerry” Law, age 76 of Yankton, SD passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 16, 2022, at his home.  A funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Yankton with the Rev. Fr. Nick Haiar as Celebrant.  Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 at Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory with a Holy Rosary at 6:45 p.m. and a vigil service at 7:00 p.m.  Online condolences may be made at:  www.opsahl-kostelfuneralhome.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory in Yankton.

 

Jerry was born in Yankton on December 15, 1945 to Lloyd and Lenore (Cwach) Law.  He graduated from Yankton High School in 1963.  He worked in construction and farmed part time with his parents after graduation.  On July 25, 1970, Jerry married Barbara Suhn and in 1972 he transitioned to farming full time with his parents west of Yankton.  He was a third generation farmer, growing corn and soybeans and feeding livestock.  When his parents retired and moved to Yankton in 1982, the family moved to the farm west of Yankton.  His dream was always to feed cattle and he was able to progressively expand the feedlot over the 50 years of operation.  He always enjoyed having his grandchildren visit the farm.  Jerry and Barb moved off the farm in December 2021.

 

Jerry was a member of St Benedict’s Catholic Church and the Yankton Elks Lodge. 

 

Jerry is survived by his wife Barbara; three children:  Stephanie, Jonathan(Chelsea), and Jacob, two grandchildren Treyton and Kyra, his brothers Bob(Mary Kaye) and Dan(Renee), sister and brothers in law Jerry(Sharon) Suhn, Vern(Vicki) Suhn, Dale(LeAnn) Suhn and Kathy Marsden, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Lenore Law, and Ernest and Loretta (Werdel) Suhn Jr., and brother-in-law Bill Marsden.

 

Jerry, a dedicated Husband, Dad, Grandpa and friend, will be greatly missed.

 

Memorials may be made to St. Benedict’s Catholic Church or charity of choice.

 

 

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Thursday
21
July

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory
601 West 21st Street
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056659679
Also for one hour prior to service time at the church on Friday.
Thursday
21
July

Holy Rosary

6:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory
601 West 21st Street
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056659679
Thursday
21
July

Vigil Service

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory
601 West 21st Street
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056659679
Friday
22
July

Funeral Mass

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday, July 22, 2022
St. Benedict Catholic Church
1500 Saint Benedict Drive
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
605-664-6214
Friday
22
July

At Rest

11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, July 22, 2022
Sacred Heart Cemetery
North Douglas
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056653502