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Published December 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Gerald “Jerry” Hamstad

Gerald “Jerry” Hamstad, 75, of Mesa, AZ., passed away December 21, 2013. Jerry was born October 12,1938, in Grandin, North Dakota, the son of Hjalmer and Clarice Hamstad. He graduated from Hendrum High School in Minnesota in 1956. He graduated from Mayville State Teachers College, Mayville, North Dakota in 1960. He taught school in North Dakota for two years prior to relocating to Lompoc, CA. He married Marcy Anderson in 1963.

Jerry and Marcy have 2 children; Jeff from Colorado Springs, CO. and Kelly from Clovis, CA. Jeff is married to Barbara and has 2 children, Jase, 18 and Megan, 16. Kelly has a son, Nash, who is 9. Jerry has a brother, Harlan, who resides with his wife Janice in Alexandria, MN.

Gerald “Jerry” Hamstad

Gerald “Jerry” Hamstad, 75, of Mesa, AZ., passed away December 21, 2013. Jerry was born October 12,1938, in Grandin, North Dakota, the son of Hjalmer and Clarice Hamstad. He graduated from Hendrum High School in Minnesota in 1956. He graduated from Mayville State Teachers College, Mayville, North Dakota in 1960. He taught school in North Dakota for two years prior to relocating to Lompoc, CA. He married Marcy Anderson in 1963.

Jerry and Marcy have 2 children; Jeff from Colorado Springs, CO. and Kelly from Clovis, CA. Jeff is married to Barbara and has 2 children, Jase, 18 and Megan, 16. Kelly has a son, Nash, who is 9. Jerry has a brother, Harlan, who resides with his wife Janice in Alexandria, MN.

Jerry taught in Lompoc for 36 years. Most of that time was spent at Lompoc High School, where he enjoyed coaching freshman football and varsity wrestling.

Upon retirement Jerry & Marcy lived in Battlement Mesa, CO for several years before moving to Mesa in 2010. His retirement years were spent fishing, golfing and snow skiing.

A memorial service is being planned at the Lompoc Elks on Saturday, January 25 at 1:00 p.m.

Memorial donations can be made to the Lompoc High School Athletic Association, 515 West College, Lompoc, CA 93436.

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