Jerold (Jerry) J. Stouffer, 84, of Gillette, WY passed away September 18, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones after a yearlong battle with cancer.
Jerry was born in Gordon, NE on April 25, 1937 to LeRoy and Mildred (Frohman) Stouffer and was raised and educated in Gordon, NE until he enlisted in the U.S. Army.
On November 26, 1966 he married Annette “Ann” Marie Lawrence in Sparta, WI. To this union three children, Lori Ann, Janel Marie, and Scott Allen were born. Jerry and Ann were married for 37 years when she passed in 2004 from cancer.
Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in both Korea and Vietnam. He was an active member of the American Legion, Post 42 of Gillette WY, lifetime member of the VFW Post 7756 and a member of Eagles Aerie No. 2711. Jerry held many offices in the American Legion including Commander, Vice Commanders, Adjutant and on the Executive Board. Being a motorcycle enthusiast, he was a member of the Windriders for Post 42. He proudly served on the American Legion Drill team for 30+ plus years.
He lived in Casper WY working for WOTCO, Glenrock, WY where he worked for Highland Uranium until being transferred by Exxon to Gillette, WY where he worked at the Rawhide Coal Mine operating shovels and haul trucks until he retired. He held various other jobs in Gillette including Air Gas and Camplex.
Jerry loved his Harley’s of which he had many throughout the years. He also was the road captain for several years for the Freedom Ride and many other rides.
He met Helen Jerome in May 2013 who became his significant other until he passed. They both loved motorcycle riding taking long trips all over the country visiting family.
He was always busy working doing something whether it be woodworking, camping, or tearing something apart in his garage often leaving it tore apart. Loved being outside in the yard and garage.
He is survived by daughters Lori Ann (Ronnie) Kline of Casper, WY, Janel Lancester of Fountain, CO and son Scott Allen (Lisa) of Sheridan, WY. Grandchildren, Tara (Pete) Ferguson, Kimberly (Will) Humble, Brian Abelseth, Angela Stouffer, Amy Lancaster, Chelsea (Aaron) LaBounty and Nolan (Alexis) McIntyre ; great-grandchildren, Abby and Kaysn Ferguson, Damion and Wyatt Humble, Ayden Abelseth, Jacob and Mariah Stouffer and Bridget Bauer, Star, Riley, Candice and Isabelle LaBounty. Significant Other Helen Jerome and a very large extended family. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Joann (Stouffer) Jamison, infant brother, Bobby Leroy and wife Annette.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 11 am at the American Legion, 200 Rockpile, Gillette, WY. In lieu of flowers a donation to the American Legion Drill Team of Post 42, Gillette. WY.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at gillettememorialchapel.com.
Some obituaries have been republished with permission from Gillette Memorial Chapel.