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Gerald D. “Jerry” Sartain

July 27, 2019

Gerald D. “Jerry” Sartain Sr. 79, died Saturday July 27, 2019 at his Newton residence.  He was born October 17, 1939 in Wamego, Kansas to Henry and Ruth Sartain.  He married Delores Tessendorf in October 1974 and she survives of the home.


Jerry held many jobs in his working life which he gained experiences that served him well in life.  After moving to Newton he worked at Windsor mobile homes, Builders Concrete, Wray Roofing and Bob Leckington sand.


He had a love of cars and enjoyed working on them and racing. As his health permitted he looked forward to the local demolition derbies.  He was always helping his friends and families work on cars, motorcycles and anything with an engine.


Jerry was a true family man and Christmas was his favorite holiday.  He never asked for anything at Christmas other than his family being together.  He had a love of animals, he especially loved his dog Gidget and cat Marbles.


Jerry is survived by his wife Delores of the home; sisters: Emma Wiltrout of Osage City, Kansas and Susie Cyrene of Manhattan, Kansas; brother Larry Sartain of Wamego, Kansas; his children: Donna (Sam) Tipton, Ron (Cyndi) Sartain, Annie (Gary) Clark, Phyllis (Bill) Terbovich, Dennis Tessendorf, Doug Tessendorf, B.J. (Travis) Krogmeier and J.R. (Kati) Sartain;  Daughter in Lawn Diane Tessendorf; He is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren


He is preceded in death by his parents and one daughter Terry Lynn Sartain who died on October 12, 2007 one son Tom Tessendorf who died November 13, 2014 and a daughter in law Gina Tessendorf who died on January 2, 2016.


Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday August 2, 2019 at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel   Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Private family interment will take place.


Memorials are suggested to the Sartain Family Fund in care of Delores Sartain and may be left Petersen Funeral Home.

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13 thoughts on “Gerald D. “Jerry” Sartain

  1. So sorry to hear about Uncle Gerald. Love and hugs to all of you. He was a great guy who will be missed by many. Love, Susan (Cyrene) and Kevin VanDeWoestyne and family

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with the family as they go through this hard time

  3. Always Near

    Don’t cry that I am lost.
    Be not sad to feel not my touch.
    If you listen you will
    hear my voice in the wind.
    Feel my hand on your shoulder with the morning sun.
    Feel the cleansing rain as I quench the flowers thirst so they may bloom.
    See me as you glance behind you and hear my foot falls on the gravel path.
    I am always near as your heart beat
    and your smile.

    © Johnny L. Cyrene
    Our deepest sympathy, Johnny and Susie Cyrene and Dixie

  4. Thoughts and prayers for the family. I have so many memories, the cookouts, demo derby’s to name a couple.
    Rest in Peace Jerald, you are loved and missed.,

  5. JR and family, sorry for your loss . Always enjoyed sitting around talking with your dad…

  6. Jerry Will be missed! always enjoyed seeing him at the track with his wife and his good old gruff voice ! That guy cracked me up ! He had a great life being around all of his kids and family .

  7. Grandpa, you are very loved and you will be missed dearly. Thank you for taking me into the family as soon as you saw me. Thank you for helping me. Thank you for loving me. Jacob and I will see you again.

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