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Jerald Wolsky

Jerry Wolsky, age 85, of Carrington, ND, died Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND.

Jerald Harlen Wolsky was born on April 17, 1936, in Carrington, to Edwin and Lillian (Schroeder) Wolsky. Jerry grew up in the Kensal area and attended school there until the 6th grade. After his schooling Jerry started working on the family farm.

Jerry farmed for many years and eventually made his way into Carrington and worked as a service department manager at McCurley Chevrolet. He continued working in the auto industry in Devils Lake and Plainville, Kansas. Jerry along with his family returned to Kensal and started up his own repair business and later went on to work with Lamberts. Jerry found his true calling in working for the Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge in the maintenance department. Jerry could fix anything and loved to work on old tractors and vehicles.   

Jerry was united in marriage to Marlene Schroeder September 10, 1954, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Kensal. Jerry and Marlene were blessed with four children Jayne, Jay, Jeff and Jerilyn. Marlene passed away January 12, 1985. Later, Jerry was united in marriage to Doris Partlow, September 27, 1986, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Kensal.

He was well loved and loved all those who loved him. Jerry spent his time visiting with family, keeping tabs on everyone throughout the week. He could be found most afternoons at Casey’s enjoying a few cups of coffee and conversations with the guys. Jerry enjoyed rebuilding and fixing tractors and Volkswagen Beetles. He appreciated clean vehicles even his scooter later in life, a trait that was passed down to his kids.

Jerry is survived by his wife Doris; two children, Jayne (Robert Jr.) Wain, Kensal, Jeff (Nancy) Wolsky, Jamestown; a daughter-in-law Rhonda Wolsky, Carrington; two step-children, Tim (Lori) Partlow and Sheryl (Troy) Roundy both of Carrington. 11 Grandchildren and 12 Great-Grandchildren. Aaron (April) Wolsky-Cora, Zander; Matthew Wolsky; Amber (Cody) Treasure-Brycen, Noah; Jason (Carrie) Wolsky- Tate, Brina; Julia (Mike) Wentland- Hunter; Amanda Schrader- Jayme, Zoey; Phillip Partlow; Samuel (Brianne) Partlow- Rylee, August; William (Chelsea) Partlow- Freya; Cameron (Ellen) Roundy- Sutton, Stella; Brittney (Tom) Moravec- Kimber; a sister-in-law Karen Wolsky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Marlene; two children Jerilyn and Jay; 2 brothers Ronald (Arleen) Wolsky and Leland Wolsky.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND, or Kensal Cemetery, Kensal, ND.  

His Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral.

Jerry’s Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 1:00PM at Grace Lutheran Church, Carrington, ND.

His Burial will be at the Kensal Cemetery, Kensal, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. So sorry to hear about the loss of Jerry, he was a great man. I am honored to have met him. Prayers and love to the whole family.

  2. Jerry you were the best! You were like my second dad. I learned so much from you working as a tractor operator and changing oil on vehicles and keeping the vehicles clean, working together at Arrowwood. Even after you retired, anytime I would see you in town, you always said “how’s me girl doing”. Rest In Peace my friend! My Deepest Sympathy Wolsky family!

  3. I was deeply saddened to hear of Jerrys passing. Of all the jobs that I have had, working with Jerry at Arrowwood NWR was the best ever! He was a wonderful mentor and was always willing to help anyone. Jerry made every day a good day. Farewell my friend.
    To Doris and family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a kind hearted soul, always had a smiling face and never forgot your name. I remember working at Donna’s Diner and Jerry would come in for pancakes on Saturday morning. I had to make sure he had the sugar-free syrup! He was such a pleasure to visit with. Cherish your memories with him. Our condolences to his family.

  5. Jerry always had a smile on his face. He would come and greet me saying “Hello Little Lady” he was another grandpa to me he had that heart of gold ❤️❤️❤️


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