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.