Jerry Kallhoff – NEW UPDATE

A Mass of Christian Burial for 89-year old Jerome “Jerry” Kallhoff of Chadron, NE, formerly of Dalton, NE, will be held Friday, June 3, 2022 at 10:30 at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chadron with Father Todd Philipsen officiating. 

The services will be recorded and available for viewing on the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel. website

The funeral will be preceded at 10:00 by wake services.

Cremation has taken place, so inurnment at St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Dalton will follow the Mass at 2:30.

Memorials may be made to St Patrick’s Catholic Church or the hospice program at Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services, both in Chadron.

You may view Jerry’s Book of Memories, leave condolences, photos and stories at

Jerome “Jerry” Kallhoff was born to Ted & Lena (Reiners) Kallhoff on January 26, 1933, and and passed away on May 18, 2022, in Chadron. 

Jerry was raised on a wheat farm near Gurley, NE, and attended Chadron State College. He taught school for one year before being drafted into the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Upon return from the Army in 1956, employment was obtained at the Graff Insurance Agency in Dalton, NE.

Jerry met his wife Linda of 63 years at a rural youth organization dance and after a courtship married on May 31, 1958. They had four daughters: Julie Rust and husband Craig, Gina Jackson, Lisa Sokolowski and husband Dave, & Laura Goeltl and husband Joel.

Jerry and Linda purchased the Graff Agency in 1958 and owned and operated it until 1962, when State Farm offered him a contract.

He became a contract agent with State Farm in Sidney, NE, then in 1966 was offered and accepted an agency management position in Chadron. From there he moved to Sioux City, IA, in 1979 and built a district agency there.

In 1986, Jerry was promoted to Agency Director for State Farm in charge of the states of North Dakota and South Dakota, which moved them to Sioux Falls, SD.

Jerry retired in 1995 and he & Linda moved back to their much-loved home community of Chadron in 1997. They lived there until his passing.

Jerry loved golf, bowling, bird hunting and fishing, and knew no strangers. He could & would talk to anyone & everyone.

Jerry is survived by his wife, 4 daughters, 12 grandkids, and 16 great-grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his mother Lena Kallhoff, father Ted Kallhoff, brothers Dick Kallhoff & Bob Kallhoff & sister Marie Kallhoff Harris.

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of care and funeral arrangements for Jerry Kallhoff.

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