Jerome L. "Jerry" Halladay
1946 - 2021
BORN
1946
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Moser Memorial Chapel - North Bend
1040 N. Main
North Bend, NE

Jerome L. "Jerry" Halladay

August 7, 1946 – September 30, 2021

Jerome L. "Jerry" Halladay, 75, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Methodist Fremont Health after battling complications due to colon cancer.

Jerome was born to Richard and Ruth (Seyersdahl) Halladay on Aug. 7, 1946, in Norfolk, Nebraska. He grew up and lived most of his life in the North Bend and Fremont areas. He was a 1965 graduate of Fremont High School. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era, serving from 1965-1969. He was stationed for a time in Iceland and was a survivor of an extensive fire while aboard the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Forrestal.

Upon his discharge from the Navy, he returned to Nebraska to work with his father at his gas station in North Bend. He attended the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis, Nebraska, earning a degree in horticulture.

He married Carol Harter in 1973. Three sons were born to this union. The couple later divorced. He married Ellen Ann (Proctor) Phelps on Feb. 9, 1991, and the couple raised their children together. In addition, they became caregivers for individuals with developmental disabilities. Three of these individuals lived with the Halladays for 20 years or more and were considered part of the family.

Jerry was the owner/operator of Halladay Greenhouses in Fairbury, Nebraska, and Country Greenhouses in North Bend. He also worked for a time as a groundskeeper at Midland University. He was a beloved bus driver for North Bend Central Public Schools for many years. He volunteered for many community organizations in North Bend and the surrounding area. He was North Bend's VFW commander for a number of years and also served as District 7 state commander, earning multiple awards at the state and national level.

He was a devoted leader for the Boy Scout program, holding many leadership roles in the local troop, and in the area. He served for five years as a national Cub Scout Day Camp Director. He was proud of the many young men he helped and inspired to achieve Scouting's highest rank of Eagle Scout. Three of his own sons earned the rank of Eagle.

He is survived by his wife, Ann; his sons, Jamie (Andrea) Halladay, Kelly (Michelle) Halladay, Jesse (Jamie) Halladay, and Jeffrey (Maggie) Phelps; daughters, Angela (Todd) Martin and Renae Kirschenmann. Also surviving are "foster" sons, Joshua McIntosh and William Donte Hairston; brother, Johnny Halladay; and sisters, Elsie (Russell) Hank and Mary Sue (Ron) Cummings; 16 grandchildren, Adrianna, Alaina and Ava Halladay, Dominic Martin, Mason and Kinsey Halladay, Sidney, James, Maya and Zoe Kirschenmann, Grace, LeRoy and Mary Halladay, Abraham, Marlon and Frances Phelps; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Louise; sister-in-law, Carol Halladay; granddaughter, Alison Martin; and "foster" son, Chad Gundersen.

A Celebration of Life will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at United Presbyterian Church in North Bend. Rev. Scott Jensen will officiate. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m., also at the United Presbyterian Church in North Bend. Visitation will continue 1 hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. Burial with Military Honors will be at Woodland Cemetery in North Bend.

Memorials are designated toward Boy Scout Troop 110 in North Bend and North Bend VFW Post #8223.

Online condolences may be left at www.mosermemorialchapels.com.

Moser Memorial Chapel, 1040 N. Main St., North Bend, NE 68649, 402-652-8159.


Published by Fremont Tribune on Oct. 2, 2021.
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United Presbyterian Church
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SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY. GARY & CHARLENE LADENBURGER.
GARY LADENBURGER
October 17, 2021
Jerry will be missed. Used to love to come to Fremont and North Bend to visit the families. I am so sorry for your loss.
Sue (Seyersdahl) Chilson
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October 2, 2021
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