Gerald (Jerry) A. Korkow

March 30, 1946 ~ March 14, 2020

Gerald (Jerry) A. Korkow, 73, Sioux Falls, loving father of three, passed away at the Good Samaritan Village, Sioux Falls, on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

There will be no funeral services as we are honoring Jerry’s wishes.

Gerald was born on March 30, 1946 in Huron, SD to George and Carol (Kretzchmer) Korkow. Together with his father George, Jerry pursued his career in construction in and around the Waukesha, WI area. On August 20, 1966, he married his first wife, Kathy, and together they had a daughter, Tina. On April 8, 1980, Jerry married his second wife, Sharon, and together they raised their two sons, Waylon and Gary, in Watertown, SD.  Later in life, Jerry pursued his career in being an over the road truck driver.

His hobbies included fishing, card playing, gambling and he loved visiting with family and friends.

He is survived by his children, Tina, Waylon and Gary; his grandchildren, Samantha, Krystal, Gavin and baby Korkow, who is on the way; his great-grandchildren, Lily, Maci, Ashleigh, Skyler, Harper and Jude; also by his sisters Judy, Jerone and Becky; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon his mother, Carol and his father, George.

 “Perhaps, they are not stars, but openings in Heaven where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy”

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  • Brenda Verdon says:

    Was so very sorry to learn of Uncle Jerry’s passing.
    I have a lot of fond memories of the good old days.
    Sending hugs and sympathy to Tina, Waylon and Gary and their immediate families
    Love Brenda and Jeff

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