Gerald Dean Hammerschmidt

SATANTA - Gerald Dean "Jerry" Hammerschmidt, age 66, died June 27, 2020 at his home in Satanta, KS. He was born on November 17, 1953 in Oakley, KS to Elaine A. (Lintell) and Elmer Joseph Hammerschmidt. He graduated from Oakley High School in 1971, and then continued his education at Colby Community College completing his associate degree. He married Vivian Linn (Ungles) on August 11, 1979 in Garden City. While in High School, Jerry started working at a men’s clothing store.

He is survived by his wife Vivian of the home; a son, Darin Jay and of Denver, CO; a daughter, Jerra Linn Hafferty of Alpharetta, GA; four grandchildren, brothers, Dale Hammerschmidt of Derby, KS, Jay Hammerschmidt of Platt City, MO, and a sister, Sara Fischer of Garden City, KS. He is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. on June 30 at Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, with the family receiving friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. A private family Funeral Mass will be at St Alphonsus Catholic Church, Satanta, KS. Friends are invited to join the family for the Committal Service at 11 a.m. on July 1, 2020 at Dudley Township Cemetery.

Suggested memorial contributions are to St Alphonsus Catholic Church and American Brain Tumor Association in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, Ks 67877. Condolences may be left online at