July 10, 1938 – July 31, 2019
Gerald “Jerry” Firestien of Greeley, passed away July 31, 2019. He was born July 10, 1938 in Windsor to Conrad and Mable Firestien of Bracewell. He went to Bracewell School until the 8th grade and then graduated from Windsor High School in 1956. He has lived in Bracewell all of his life and farmed there, “Mayor” of Bracewell. Gerald married Dorothy Lott on September 19, 1959. They have been married 59 years. Gerald was president of the T-Bone Club, the Whitney Ditch Board, he was a Bracewell 4-H leader for many years, and a softball coach for Bracewell 4-H. Gerald loved his IH tractors, he was a corn seed dealer for Old’s Gold Seed, and a 4-star seed dealer. He loved polka dancing and had many dances at the farm. Gerald is survived by three sons, Wade (Penny) Firestien, Mark Firestien and friend Carlene Stroh, and Dean Firestien, three grandchildren, Wayne, Jacob, and Jailynn, and three great-grandchildren, Brent, Justin, and Emily. Gerald is preceded in death by two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 a.m. Monday, August 5, 2019 followed by a Celebration of Life at 11:00 a.m. both at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 3815 W 20th St, Greeley. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens 3400 W. 28th Street Greeley.
- Wade & Penny Firestien, Son & Wife
- Mark Firestien & Carlene Stroh, Son & Friend
- Dean Firestien, Son
- Wayne, Jacob, & Jailynn, Grandchildren
- Brent, Justin, & Emily, Great-Grandchildren
- Mark Firestien
- Justin Firestien
- Jacob Firestien
- Dean Firestien
- Brent Firestien
- Wayne Firestien
- Visitation Monday, August 5, 2019
- Celebration of Life Monday, August 5, 2019
- Interment Monday, August 5, 2019
August 5, 2019
I wish I could be there to celebrate Jerry's life with his family. Jerry was such a nice man. My family were the original owners of the Ebony Room restaurant and I had the pleasure of seeing Jerry every first and third Tuesday of the month when he came to T-Bone club. He and Dorothy also came out just for dinner with their family a lot. No one ever had a bad word to say about Jerry, and I never heard anyone say anything bad about him. He was definitely one of the good guys and will be missed.
Connie (Herbst) Nielsen
August 5, 2019
From the time I was a child, my Uncle Jerry loved to do anything funny to make me laugh, & he always did! There are so many wonderful & touching memories I have of him and Aunt Dorothy. He was one of kindest men I ever knew & I'm so glad God allowed him in my life. He will live on in my heart & mind forever. To all the family, I am standing in prayer as you heal & the Lord's peace be with each of you. For now, I weep, I pray & I rejoice he is with the Father and in no pain. "Go Rest High sweet Uncle Jerry, For Your Work On Earth is Done". Enjoy your run on golden streets with our Lord........see you on the other side. Love & prayer, Connie (Herbst) Nielsen.
August 2, 2019
I’m sorry if this is a duplication. I am not very techy to say the least. I will miss Gerry greatly, mostly his laugh, chuckle, and jokes. I am glad that that particular gene was passed on to Marks so he can carry it forward. Gerry was so important to our neighborhood/farm community. He will be missed greatly. Tom Livingston