Gerald D. "Jerry" Ovrid

Gerald D. "Jerry" Ovrid of Hartford passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 17, 2007. He was 49 years old. He was born on Aug. 30, 1957 in Northwood, N.D. to Jerome and Virginia (nee Huus) Ovrid. Jerry married Britta Tabaling on March 13, 2005 in Denmark, Germany.

Jerry worked for Brandt Trucking in Slinger. He was a happy man and was able to make friends easily. He was the "Karaoke King." Jerry served his country in the Army for 12 years, and was a Desert Storm Veteran.

Jerry will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Britta; his parents, Jerome and Virginia; his daughters, Nicole (John) Barteldt, Samantha and Katharina Ovrid; his grandchildren, Evan and Avery Barteldt; his brother, Jody Ovrid; his sisters, Wendy Nighbor, Judy Williams and Ericka Ovrid. Jerry is further survived by other relatives and friends.

The funeral service for Jerry was Sunday, July 22, 2007 at Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford with Rev. Robert Kirchman officiating. Family greeted relatives and friends on Sunday at the funeral home prior to the service, and again on Monday, July 23, 2007 prior to interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hartford.

Shimon Funeral Home assisted the family.