Jerry M. Standlee, 72, passed away in Hutchinson, KS on Oct. 16, 2019. Born in Russell, KS on May 25, 1947 he was the son of Kenneth C. and Helen (Berryhill) Standlee. He graduated from Ellinwood High School in 1965 later enlisting in the Army where he served in Vietnam and then Korea earning four bronze stars as part of the US Army 1st Cavalry Division.
Formerly of Plainville, KS; Mr. Standlee was an Ellinwood resident since 1964. He married Mary Komarek on Dec. 31st, 1982 in Ellinwood, KS. Memberships include 43 years at the American Legion Post #320 and lifetime member of the VFW.
Survivors include wife, Mary Standlee; daughters, Colleen Schmidt (Eric), Joni Anderson (Brian), and Tonya Craft (Eric); son, CMSgt Nathan Kerr (Doris); 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Curtis Standlee.
Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, Oct. 19th, at Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood with Pastor Rick Standlee officiating. Interment will follow at Lakin-Comanche District Cemetery, Ellinwood. Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 18 at Minnis Chapel from 6-8 PM with family present. Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project or Golden Belt Humane Society in care of Minnis Chapel, PO Box 246, Ellinwood, KS 67526.
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