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Butte — Jerry Alin Saueressig, 75, of Butte, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023 at his home in Butte.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. 2023 at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Butte.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry was born on March 17, 1947 in Cherokee, Iowa to Vernon and LaVina (Helkenn) Saueressig. He lived in Holstein, Iowa until he was 10 years old. The family then moved to La Mirada, CA. 

Jerry enjoyed gymnastics, body surfing and model cars while young. He graduated from La Mirada High School in 1965.

After high school, Jerry served in the United States Air Force as a billeting clerk in Florida. He was discharged in 1970 and worked at Sky Lake Camp in the maintenance department. 

Using his GI Bill, Jerry attended Fresno City College and later Fresno State and Bethany Bible College. 

Jerry met Shirley Hazen at church in January of 1974. The couple married a few months later on June 1, 1974 in Scotts Valley, CA and two children were added to the family Jedidiah and Heather. 

The family made their home in Oakhurst, CA where Jerry worked for the Yosemite Union High School District as a bus driver and warehouse manager until his retirement in 1997. Jerry and Shirley moved to Butte in 2001.

Jerry was an active member of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Butte. 

Jerry also enjoyed the outdoors: photography, fishing, hiking, camping, mowing yards around town and working on his truck.

Jerry is survived by his wife of 48 years Shirley, two children Jed of Copperopolis, CA and Heather (Mark) Conti of Bass Lake, CA, two grandchildren Ethan Conti and Jacob Conti, two sisters Janis (Bob) Curry of Victor, MT and Jane (Mike) Yanez of Huntington Beach, CA, three nieces and many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents Vernon and LaVina (Helkenn) Saueressig.      


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