Ret. Col. Gerald Omland
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Ret. Col. Gerald Omland , Age: 90
June 11, 1927 -- April 05, 2018

Ret Col Gerald Omland, 90, died April 5, 2018. Jerry was born June 11, 1927 in Aberdeen, SD. After serving in the Korean War, he entered the Army Reserve and retired as a Colonel. Jerry had a long career with Morton Salt Co and retired to Ipswich, SD working for the Edmunds County Conservation Department helping to plant many trees across the county. Jerry moved to the Kansas City area in 2002 and is survived by 6 children, 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. After cremation, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Additional Service: Services at Later Date

Tim Omland April 13, 2018

Nephew Ipswich , South Dakota

Back many many years ago My Uncle Jerry was visiting my folks(Ev and Naomi Omland), actually he was hunting in SD calling it a visit, as they all sat down to eat supper one night I came into the Kitchen and said to all the hunters who would like to go halves on a farm? Well Uncle Jerry was the 1st one to respond and say me. Well we ended up buying a farm stead North of Ipswich with 80 acres together. This is the real kicker get this Jerry being the savvy guy he was showed me how to wheel and deal on property. The realtor wanted 40,000 dollars for this home stead with house,barns,and shop,yep that's right 40,000 and low and behold Uncle Jerry got it for 18,000.... how about that for being Savvy!!! The farm was named "OO Farms" called double O farms the name it still has today with the new owners being my 2 brothers and myself. I will miss Uncle Jerry but I will always remember him when I drive into the drive way and see the sign OO Farms. Love Ya Uncle and we'll see ya at the back 40. Tim Omland