Jerome (Jerry) Wester passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013. He was born June 3, 1928 in Glendive, Montana to Swedish immigrant, Eugene Wester & “German from Russia”, immigrant Eva (Martin, Schloss) Wester. Jerry attended Glendive schools, graduating from High School in 1946. He married Beverly Glasscock September 23, 1950 and together they had seven children.
His Careers as Maintenance Supervisor and Manager of various Irrigation Projects brought the family to Fallon, Worden, Fairfield and Dillon in Montana; Powell, Wyoming, and Williston and McClusky in North Dakota. He was a true friend of the American Farmer, passionate in his efforts to promote improved water distribution, water conservation and preservation of water rights.
The couple retired to Billings in 1993. Jerry’s beautiful gardens always produced bountiful vegetables which he happily shared with friends & neighbors. His other hobby was wood-working. His hand-crafted desktop watches are treasured by many.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Bradley and infant, John; daughter Karen Pollock; grandson Philip Wester; all of his Schloss siblings; Rose, Marian, Ottilia, Anne, Johanna, and John.
Surviving him are his loving wife of 62 years; sons Gary (Marge), Tom (Sunee), Chuck (Karla); daughter, Peggy (Rod) Bremer; twelve grandchildren; six great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Cottage at Highgate for their loving care of Jerry.
Cremation has taken place. Vigil services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 7. Memorial Mass will be held at at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, both services will be held at St. Bernard’s Parish in Billings Heights. Rite of committal will take place at a later date in Crown Hill Cemetery, in Powell, Wyo.