Gerald LeRoy Kriskovich passed into the arms of his beloved savior on May 26, 2018, in Billings, Montana.
Jerry was born in Anaconda on April 28, 1946, to Matthew and Florence Kriskovich. At the age of just 13, he met Eileen Grosz, whom he affectionately called “Leensie.” They married in 1966 and recently celebrated 51 years of marriage together.
A talented musician, Jerry spent many years playing the piano and organ for local churches and community organizations. He enjoyed playing golf and bowling, and he was an avid reader and cook. He was involved for many years in various community organizations and diligently served in leadership, teaching and lay preaching through his churches. Jerry had his own insurance and tax business for over 40 years. Most of all, Jerry was a loyal, loving and big-hearted husband, father, brother and friend.
Jerry is survived by his devoted wife, Eileen; and their two children, Mark (Kristen) Kriskovich and Melinda (Shawn) Ashmore. “Big Papa” was deeply loved by his grandchildren, Annika and Aleksander Kriskovich, and Andrew, Alexandra, Nicholas, Sarah and Christian Ashmore. He is also survived by his sisters, Janet (Richard) Vandeventer and Marian (Erwin) Struble; and brother, Bruce Kriskovich.
Receiving of friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at St. Pius X Parish, with a dessert reception immediately following the interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Jerry’s memory.