Jerome D “Jerry” Bishop, 72, passed away on October 22, 2011 in Puyallup, WA. Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 11 am at Bisbee Lutheran Church, Bisbee, ND with Rev. Bonnie Weaver officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. Music will be from Lori Kurtti and Peggy Hendrickson. Interment will be at Bisbee Lutheran Cemetery in Bisbee, ND.
Jerry was born November 26, 1938 at Cando, ND to Jake and Theo (Hookland) Bishop. He graduated from Bisbee High School and then attended Bottineau College and UND. He majored in Civil Engineering and was on the boxing team while at Bottineau. He served in the US Army, stationed in Germany and Korea. Following his discharge, he moved to the Seattle, WA area and worked as a machinist at the Boeing Plant in Auburn, WA until his retirement.
Jerry was an avid firearms enthusiast, reader and collector of motorcycles. He was very interested in art and any other collectables and was one of the founding members of the Washington Arms Collectors Association.
Every summer, Jerry could be expected to return to North Dakota, especially the 4th of July festivities. He met with his relatives every other year at the Bishop Cousin’s reunion.
Jerry is survived by his sisters: Jacquie (Robert) Cook of Casper, WY; Belle Good of Rolla, ND; brother: James (Eileen) Bishop of Warroad, MN; nieces: Jane (Scott) Wallace of Casper, WY; Kristi Cook of Billings, MT; Kelly (Wayne) Hall of Sheridan, WY; Sherri (Mitch) Maki of Belt, MT; nephews: Mart (Linda) Cook of Ogden, UT; Tony (Cheryl) Good of Rolla, ND; Charles Bishop of Duluth, MN; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and brother-in-law Myron Good.