Gerald Green, son of Joe & Josephine (Diederich) Green, was born on December 28, 1930 and he departed this life on August 12, 2019 at the age of 88.
Jerry grew up on a farm north of Herndon, KS and later moved in to Herndon. He attended grade school at St. Mary’s in Herndon and graduated high school from Herndon Public School in 1949. He served in the United States Army, during the Korean War, from 1952-1954, stationed in Japan.
On January 17, 1959, Jerry was united in marriage to Dorothy Baron. They became parents of six daughters, Catherine, Anne, Angela, Christina, Stephanie and Victoria and one son, Gerard. During these years, he drove the Herndon School bus and later drove the bulk mail truck from McCook, NE to Sterling, CO, besides farming and raising livestock. Later he became a route mail carrier from Oberlin, KS. In 2002, he married Mildred Barnett.
During his life he thoroughly enjoyed his children and his Catholic faith. After moving to Colby, he became a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the VFW.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Dorothy and two brothers, infant Giles and Joseph Green.
He is survived by his wife Mildred; children, Catherine (Dan) Horinek, Sisters, OR; Major Anne Green, Augusta, GA, Angela (Gary) Shields, Topeka, KS; Christina (Greg) Flaming, Berryton, KS, Stephanie (Igor) Nikishin, Canton, OH; Victoria (Rod) Holdsworth, Paola, KS and Gerard (Cheryl) Green, Rosalia, KS; two stepsons; one step daughters; 23 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 8 step-grandchildren and 15 step-great grandchildren.
Visitation is 5-7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 18, 2019, at Baalmann Mortuary, Colby, with a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass is 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 19, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Colby, with burial at 2:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Herndon. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Herndon, or for Masses and can be sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 391, Colby, KS 67701. For information or condolences visit www.baalmannmortuary.com