Jerry Adrian(1942 - 2013)

Jerry L. Adrian

Jerry L. Adrian, 71 of Sioux Falls was called "home" on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at the Dougherty Hospice House. Jerry was born on January 18, 1942 in Dolton, SD to Art and Valina (Ratzlaff) Adrian. He graduated from Freeman High School in 1960. He married Sonja Stahl on June 22, 1960 in Freeman, SD. He was the founder of Adrian Sod Service in Sioux Falls, SD from 1963 until the present date.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Sonja, Sioux Falls, SD; daughters, Sheila (Tex) Wright, Sioux Falls, SD; Shawn (Butch) Mattern, Homestead, Fla., Shalece (Chris) Vinson, Worthing, SD; sons Jared (Mandee) Adrian, Sioux Falls, SD, Jayme Adrian (fiancée, Jessica) Harrisburg, SD; 16 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by I daughter Sheryl Pam; one son Jason Jon; his parents and parents in law, 3 brothers, 1 brother-in-law and one niece.

Visitation will be from noon to 4:00 pm Monday at Heritage Funeral Home and from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at First Baptist Church, Sioux Falls with a prayer service at 7:00 pm.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at First Baptist Church in Sioux Falls with burial in the Schartner Cemetery rural Freeman. The family wishes that memorials be directed to the Children's Home Society.


Funeral Home

4800 S MINNESOTA AVE Sioux Falls, SD 57108
(605) 334-9640

Published in The Argus Leader from Sept. 13 to Sept. 16, 2013