Nov 18,1934---Nov 14,2021

Gerard W. Huerter, 86, passed away peacefully on Sunday November 14, 2021 at his home surrounded by family.

Jerry was born November 18, 1934, in Seneca, KS to Victor and Mary Huerter. He was a 1952 graduate of St. Peter and Paul High School in Seneca. He attended Benedictine College, and graduated from Creighton University Dental School in 1958. Following graduation he served with the 1st Calvary Division U.S. Army as Captain and Dentist from 1958-1962. Jerry continued his education at Saint Louis University Department of Orthodontics where he received his Master of Science in Orthodontics in 1964. Upon graduating, Jerry opened his orthodontic practice in Kansas City, KS and served his community until his retirement in 2001. Jerry was thrilled to receive an Honorary Bachelor of Sciences Diploma from Benedictine College in 2021. He was President of the Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation, a founding member of the KAW Valley Dental Study Club, long time member of the Tweed Orthodontic Foundation and the Tweed Orthodontic Study Club of the Midwest, UMKC Dental School Department of Orthodontics Instructor, where he initiated starting its Edgewise Orthodontic program, member of the International College of Dentist, Sierra Club Member, and member of the Knights of Columbus. 

Jerry was a faithful catholic and parishioner of St. Patrick and St. Michael the Archangel parishes. 

Jerry is survived by his wife of 62 years Jo Ann (Ryan) Huerter, 5 children and 10 grandchildren: Susan Reinhardt (Joe),Tricia, Joe and Katie; Victoria Driscoll, Colin; Gerard Huerter Jr. (Paula), Garrett, Courtney, Grant and Carson; Thomas Huerter (Wendy), Mary Ryan and Robert; and Sarah Rowan (Paul). Jerry is also survived by his brothers, Dr. James Huerter Sr., Dr. Quentin Huerter (Barbara), Dr. Ron Huerter (Connie) and sister Mary Catherine Brummel.

Jerry was proceeded in death by his parents and grandson Michael Gerard Huerter.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am Saturday, November 20 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish, 14251 Nall Ave, Leawood, KS 66223. Visitation will begin at 9:30 am. prior to the Mass. Burial will follow the luncheon at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.

The family suggest in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, St Michael the Archangel Catholic Church Leawood KS,  or the charity of your choice. 

 



Condolences

Marilyn Alstrom Nov 17 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

Jody, Sarah and family, Dr. Jerry made a huge impact on the lives of many in KCK. For this, we will always be grateful. Prayers and love to you.

Katie Huerter/Parks Nov 17 ,2021

Don Huerter’s wife ,Sarasota ,Florida

My prayers and thoughts are with you We still have our memories

Bill Cummings Nov 17 ,2021

Poker buddy ,Fairway, KS ,Kansas

Fond memories of us all sitting around the table with green felt.

Dr James Osborne Nov 18 ,2021

Fellow orthodontist and previous student ,De Soto ,Kansas

I first met Dr Heurter when I was in my orthodontic residency. He was an excellent instructor and gave freely of his time and expertise. He was willing to go that extra mile to make sure we understood Tweed philosophy. After completion of my residency, he welcomed me as a member in the Tweed Study Club. I will always remember his warm friendly attitude.

ANGELA SCHEELE Nov 18 ,2021

Former employee ,KANSAS CITY ,Kansas

Dr. Jerry hired me at 23y/o with no experience. He gave me an opportunity and a foundation for my career in healthcare. He was compassionate, stern, had a sense of humor, and was my mentor. He will be dearly missed by family, friends and a Wyandotte community. He truely cared about creating the most beautiful smiles.

Jim Caskey Nov 19 ,2021

family friend ,Sherman ,Texas

What a devoted husband, father, grandfather and member of his community. I'm know Kansas City was a better place for having him in it. His life and purpose are exemplified by his loving wife of 62 years and five children and all his grandchildren. Deepest sympathies for your loss. The Caskey's - Sherman Tx.

Moreland Cathy Nov 19 ,2021

Friend ,Hudson

My adult children have worn beautiful smiles because of this man! I was fortunate to have him care for my children and later in my life he was a referring doctor to our practice when I worked for Dr. Larry Evans. We all had a very close relationship as we cared for each other's patients! He will be truly missed! Thanks for the memories! Rest in peace!

Kay (Nies) Wessel Nov 30 ,2021

Friend ,Tucson ,Arizona

Dear Jody, Alison recently told me about the passing of Jerry. I was so sorry to hear. I wasn't sure of your current address, so am having to use Porters to be in touch with you. We have moved permanently to Tucson, so we are out of the loop on Kansas City news. Jerry was a super orthodontist and just a great guy with a good sense of humor which I enjoyed through our dental events as well. I was one of his patients in the 1970's! Please know that I am thinking of you and your children as you face the holidays without him, but with many good memories of a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. Warmest thoughts and prayers for you all. Kay

Event:
Visitation
Location:
St. Michael the Archangel
Address:
14251 Nall Avenue
City:
Leawood
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66223
Date:
Nov 20 ,2021
Time:
9:30 AM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
St. Michael the Archangel
Address:
14251 Nall Avenue
City:
Leawood
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66223
Date:
Nov 20 ,2021
Time:
11:00 AM
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