Thursday, December 13, 2018
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Jerry Lind

Jerry was born in 1937 to Herman and Emma (Bolzer) Lind in Scottsbluff, Neb. He started school in Nebraska and moved to Columbus and continued his education there. Jerry farmed north of Columbus until he began driving truck. He drove for himself, Timberweld, Convoy, and Ryder where he retired in June 1999.

He married Jo (Brown) Lind in 1959. From this union came three children: Kyla, Kyme, and Jeret Lind.

He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church and he loved the rodeos and demolition derby put on by the Jaycees. He received the Million Mile Plus award from Commercial Carriers and Consolidated Freight.

He loved taking his kids with him on trips across the country and on vacations showing them the western U.S.A.

Jerry enjoyed camping at Hebgen Lake and other locales in the state and fished, boated, and camped with his family together around the campfire. He very much enjoyed playing golf with his buddies at every opportunity!

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Jo of Columbus; daughter Kyla (Mike) Hardesty of Belgrade; daughter Kyme (Jeff) Noble of Columbus, and son Jeret (Lisa) of Columbus. He was known as BOP-PA to the loves of his life — his eight grandchildren: Jenna, JD, Jaycee, Kaci, Tayler, Nick, Maddie, Chloe, and 2.5 great grandchildren!

He is survived by all three of his sisters Coni, Gloria, and Betty.

He will always be remembered for his humor and quick wit and the pride he had for his family.

A celebration of Jerry’s Life will be held on Feb. 2, 2019. Details of this event will be posted later.

Memorials in Jerry’s name may be made to the Museum Of The Beartooths/Stillwater Historical Society, 440 E 5th Ave N, Columbus, MT · (406) 322-4588,