|Gering Citizen Obituaries|
Alphabetical List List by Date Deceased
services directed by Dugan Kramer
|Gerald E. “Jerry” Rien, 73, of Scottsbluff, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.|
His funeral service was March 23 at Zion Evangelical Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Garry Schick officiating. Interment followed in Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff.
A memorial has been established to Zion Evangelical Church. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com
Jerry was born Oct. 25, 1937, in Scottsbluff to George and Molly Rien. He graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1955. He married Patricia “Patsy” Morris on June 26, 1960.
He worked on the oil rigs for Banner Oil and Coop Refinery in his early years. Jerry and his father-in-law started their own construction company. Through this venture they built Rien Rentals.
Jerry loved to read his Bible every morning. He found great pleasure in giving his grandkids Harley rides and fishing with them. He took great pride in his family, and will be missed by many.
Survivors include his sons: Gerald (Lisa) Rien Jr. and Steve (Kris) Rien; daughters: Laura (Bill) Ericson and Jennifer (Mike) Loy; grandchildren: Tanner, Heather, Andy, Spencer, Tiffany, Trevor, Annie, Peyton, Brooklynn, Tyler and Allie.
His wife: Patsy; brother: Don Rien; sisters: Sharon Bott and Patty Bubak; and his parents preceded him in death.