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Jerryl Dean Lausch

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ALBERTON – On Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, Jerryl Dean Lausch left this temporary world to live in eternity in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus. Jerry was born to Wesley and Claudia Lausch on Oct. 22, 1943, in Miles City. He was the third child of seven. He spent his early life living in eastern and western Montana, graduating in the class of '62 in Alberton. In 1963, he signed up in the Coast Guard and began a 20-year career in which he served in Vietnam and retired as Chief Petty Officer Jerryl D. Lausch. While stationed in Port Angeles, Wash., he met and married his bride Linda Galyean. Together they began and raised their family of six children. After retiring from the Coast Guard he moved his family to Alberton where he worked as a carpenter and owned his own gas station/garage. He and Linda moved one last time to Port Angeles where he continued to work as a carpenter. After the graduation of his youngest child, he "retired" and spent his time between Alberton and Port Angeles doing freelance carpentry, hunting and spending time with family whenever possible. When he left us he was participating in one of the things he loves: hunting. He wasn't just a father to his children, but many others proudly looked to him as a father or second dad and he treated them as one of his own. Many friends and even strangers have benefited from his generous heart. Jerry is survived by his bride of 43 years, Linda of Port Angeles; his daughter Jodi (Kim) Clark of Alberton; daughter Jeni (Tim Grimshaw) Lausch of New York City; son Jeremy Lausch of Port Angeles; daughter Jill (Nathan) Heustis of Portland, Ore., daughter Jeri Lausch of Pakse, Laos, and daughter Katie (Bryan Ledbury) of Portland; grandsons, Drew Clark, Jeremy, Adam and Caleb Heustis and granddaughters, Andi Clark and Sarah Heustis. He is also survived by his six brothers and sisters; six brothers and sisters-in-law and 25 nieces and nephews along with their children. He was preceded in death by parents Wesley and Claudia Lausch; nephew Matthew Lausch; niece Rochelle Nixon; brothers-in-law Roger Nixon and Ken Estep and sister-in-law Audrey Galyean. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Alberton Community Church in Alberton and 1 p.m. Nov. 5 at Independent Bible Church in Port Angeles

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