Jerome (Jerry) Ratch (01/29/1946 - 03/09/2018)

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January 29, 1946 - March 9, 2018

Jerome (Jerry) William John Ratch passed away peacefully on March 9, 2018. Jerry is survived by his wife of 49 years Donna (nee Hennig), his daughter Rachel (Paul Flaman), his son Mathew (Lorena), five grandchildren: Jamie, Jasmin, Heidi, Stephanie and William, his brother Richard (Marilyn) and his sister Vivian. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Jacob and Eleanor. Jerry was born in Humboldt on January 29, 1946 and spent the majority of his school years in Kelvington. He started working at a young age in his father’s mechanic shop and then on farms in the surrounding area. He met Donna in 1966 in Moose Jaw and were married in 1969. After finishing his post-secondary education and working for a few years as a building inspector for the Province of Saskatchewan and as the city building inspector for Prince Albert, Jerry took over his father-in-law’s farm in the Francis area where he farmed until his retirement in 2003. Throughout his years farming Jerry served on several boards and committees. He loved the outdoors, his farm dogs and working everyday alongside Donna. Upon retirement, Jerry and Donna moved to Regina and enjoyed the warm winters in Arizona, fishing trips to Jan Lake, playing poker, vacations and spending time with his family and grandchildren. Jerry had a tremendous work ethic and lived his entire life with honesty and integrity.

A celebration of Jerry’s life will be held at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church (1909 Ottawa Street).

Jerry had a lifelong struggle with rheumatoid arthritis and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society of Canada in his memory.
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Published in The Leader-Post from Mar. 12 to Mar. 14, 2018
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