Gerald M. Rieland


June 12, 1948 - January 13, 2013

Jerry peacefully passed away on January 13, 2013, at his sister’s house in Montesano.

He was born in Kenmare, North Dakota and moved to Elma when he was three, living his remaining years there.

He served four years in the U.S. Army. He worked on several dairy farms; worked construction with his brother, Dave; worked for the City of Elma and recently at the Lucky Eagle Casino.

Jerry is survived by his sisters, Charlotte Shumate of Montesano, Diane Abbey of Hoquiam and Fay Putnam of Missouri.; brothers, Ron of Elma, Harold of Silverdale, David of Yelm, Alvin of Lacey and Howard of Olympia; and various nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Elma Eagles at 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 19, 2013.