Jerry Damon

Dates

November 11, 1937 - April 23, 2019

Obituary

Jerauld “Jerry” Damon, 81, of Mitchell, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at his home under the care of hospice.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-8:00 PM Friday with a prayer service at 7:00 PM at the church. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Jerauld Earl Damon was born November 11, 1937 at Bridgewater, SD to Earl and Alice (Bartling) Damon. He grew up at Bridgewater, graduating from Bridgewater High School. He then graduated from Sioux City Barber College. On November 16, 1958 he married Carolyn Kuder in Mitchell. Jerry operated Damon’s Barbershop for 57 years, retiring in 2014. He was awarded Barber of the Year in 1992. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, South Dakota Barber Association, and previously Mitchell Quarterback Club and Dakota Wesleyan Team Makers.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Damon, two daughters: Kathy (Dr. Bruce) Albrecht of Mitchell, Mary (Gerry Burke) Damon-Burke of Omaha, NE, one son, Fred (Sandy Schmidt) Damon of Louisville, CO, four grandchildren: Jeffery Albrecht of Lincoln, NE, Cole (Breanna) Damon of Littleton, CO, Baily Burke and fiance’ Matthew Runia and Regan Burke of Omaha, NE, two sisters: Gloria Kolbeck of Sioux Falls and Linda (David) Hofer of Las Vegas, NV.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Janet Amundson and Barbara Clinard.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Friday, April 26, 2019
Time
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location
7:00 PM Prayer Service

Zion Lutheran Church
620 E 3rd Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time
10:00 AM
Location
Zion Lutheran Church
620 E 3rd Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by Bernie Schwans and Ken Schroeder on May 15, 2019
Many haircuts I had from Jerry. A great person!!!
Posted by John schroeder on April 28, 2019
Kown Jerry and family over 40 years Jerry was one of the kindest and caring men I have ever known
Posted by Lisa Lucibella Pibal on April 25, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss, Fred. I don't think I ever met your dad, but I wouldn't be surprised if he cut my dad's hair over the years! Deepest sympathies to you and your family. Take care. ---Lisa
Posted by Cindy Bakke on April 25, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Please know that all your MHS friends are thinking of you and sending love.
Posted by Steve and Marjorie Sievers on April 25, 2019
our sincere sympathy it was always great to visit with him when he came to Bridgewater
Posted by Jen Larsen on April 24, 2019
Carolyn, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Gary Riecke on April 24, 2019
So sad to hear about Jerry’s passing. He was the most patient barber I ever knew, gave my kids their first haircut’s and they made him earn every nickel. He was a good friend to all.
Posted by Linda Morehead on April 23, 2019
My sincere sympathy to all of Jerry's family ! What a great loss of such a nice man.! I always enjoyed visiting with him what a wealth of knowledge he had especially about Bridgewater where he went to high school with my Aunt and my Mom ! Loved to hear stories of my grandparents and Mom and aunt and uncle ! You will be greatly missed dear friend of my family !
Posted by Linda Morehead on April 23, 2019
My sincere sympathy to all of Jerry's family ! What a great loss of such a nice man.! I always enjoyed visiting with him what a wealth of knowledge he had especially about Bridgewater where he went to high school with my Aunt and my Mom ! Loved to hear stories of my grandparents and Mom and aunt and uncle ! You will be greatly missed dear friend of my family !
Posted by Doug and Penny Hohbach on April 23, 2019
So sad. Prayers for you all. Uncle Jerry will be missed.
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