July 17, 1950 – June 20, 2010
Memorial services will be 1 pm Saturday, June 26, 2010, at Sonrise Baptist Church of Sioux Falls with Rev. Jesse Moore officiating.
Kerry was born on July 17, 1950 in St. Paul, Minnesota. His parents were Donald and Esther Mogen. Kerry spent the early years in St. Paul, MN and then moved to Aberdeen at the age of ten. He graduated from Aberdeen Central and went on to Northern State College. While in school, he married Dianne Nelson in 1971 and had a daughter, Stacy Lynn. Soon there after, Kerry changed his vocational plans and headed to Minneapolis, MN and launched a musical career that carried him all around the world playing with various bands and varieties of music. In 1980, Kerry married Donna Geiger in Cincinnati, OH and soon they had a son, Ryan. On June 3, 2000, Kerry married Connie Crook-Jungwirth back in Aberdeen, SD.
Kerry spent his entire life pursuing his great love of music. His was a skilled trumpet player, vocalist, keyboard player and even taught himself how to play drums. He was a very entertaining musician and “front man” for several bands. The last group he was with, The Great Unknowns, even played the stage of the SD State Fair. Kerry was also involved with his church praise band at Sonrise Baptist Church in Sioux Falls.
Survivors include his wife, Connie, Sioux Falls; his father, Donald Mogen, Davie, FL; a son, Ryan Mogen, Midland, TX; a daughter, Stacey (Barry) Ellis, Miles City, MT; a step-daughter, Amy Jungwirth, Sioux Falls; a brother, David (Michelle) Mogen, Davie, FL and seven grandchildren.
Kerry was preceded in death by his mother, Esther.