Jerry Stumph

Memorial services for 57-year old Jerry Stumph of Crawford, NE, are Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the Crawford Community Building. 

A memorial has been established for the Crawford Volunteer Fire Department and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

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Jerry Stumph was born to John and Sheila Stumph on July 27, 1964 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, on the Naval Base. He passed away on October 8, 2021 at his home in Crawford

The family lived in several different places while his dad was in the Navy, including Hawaii. When Jerry was about 2 years old, the family moved to Crawford to set up roots.

Jerry attended the Crawford Public Schools and participated in several sports. He enjoyed wrestling and excelled in football. He also made some lifetime friends during his high school years.

While still going to school, Jerry also helped his dad with the garbage business, throwing barrels before school, as well as helping with the farm.

He purchased Stumph Sanitation from his dad, John, in 1984 and continued to be the sanitation engineer until his diagnosis with cancer in 2020.

Jerry and Lori Palomares were married on September 14, 2014. Jerry enjoyed life and enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, going to Sturgis, and making memories with his family and friends. He also loved spending as much time as he could with his grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Lori Palomares; Children Becca (Brandon) Smith, Mason (Mackenzie) Stumph, and Megan Stumph; Grandchildren Kevin Smith, Kinlee Stumph, Hunter Smith, Aleyna Smith, Aviia Julius, and Kavery Stumph. Sibling: Lori Stromberg and husband Marty Widener. Nieces and nephews Erin Miller, Chris Miller, Spencer and April Miller, Fletcher and Merissa Stromberg.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, John and Sheila Stumph, sister Deb Miller, brother-in-law Tom Miller, and close friends Kirk and Traci McDowell.

Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron, NE, is in charge of arrangements for Jerry Stumph.