OBITUARY

Jerome "Shorty" Norman Getzlaff

February 5, 1958February 8, 2013
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Jerome Norman “Shorty” Getzlaff, 55, of Cleveland died Friday, February 8, 2013, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. He was born February 5, 1958, in Bottineau, North Dakota, and was the son of Norman and Margaret Jensen Getzlaff. He worked in the environmental field as a driller and a driller coordinator and was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Mt. Ulla. He is survived by his wife, Judy Jordan Getzlaff, whom he married on August 30, 1986; four children, Tonya Getzlaff (P.J.), Todd Getzlaff (Carrie), Tara Getzlaff (Adam), and Trevor Getzlaff (Felicia); ten grandchildren, Hailey, Gavin, Tyler, Taylor, Cyley, Ryley, Tanner, Landon, Carter and Wiley; his parents, Norman and Margaret Getzlaff of Bottineau, ND; a sister, Sherry Bollinger (Darwin); a brother, Ardell Getzlaff, both of North Dakota; and his mother-in-law, Judy Jordan of Davidson. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home in Statesville. Memorial service celebrating Shorty’s life will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 13, 2013, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Mt. Ulla with the Rev. Mary Louise Sitton officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Avenue, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2013
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Jerome "Shorty" Norman Getzlaff

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Cathy Getzlaff

February 25, 2013

Sorry to hear of Jerome's passing. I was thinking of him on his birthday as he and my mother, his aunt, share the same birthday. Thinking of all of his family during this difficult time. Memories will be with you always. One of many North Dakota cousins, I am

February 15, 2013

So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Cindy Fraley

February 14, 2013

So sorry for your loss, just want you to know you have our love and sympathy. Braelyn and Martha Faust

February 14, 2013

Judy and family:

I am so sorry for your loss of a wonderful husband, great father and grandfather.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Micki Karriker

Paulette & Pete Ballard

February 14, 2013

Judy & Family,
So sorry to hear about Shorty. Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

February 13, 2013

Judy,

So sorry to hear about your loss. You are such a wonderful person and have touched so many people in your life. Keep the faith and know that you and your family are certianly in our prayers during this time of loss.

Carolyn & Larry Johnson

Sharon Livengood

February 13, 2013

Judy I'm so sorry for your loss. Remember God is love and he knows each need you have before you do. Reach out to him and he will help you through everything. You are such a strong wonderful person I love you dearly. If I can help you in any way let me know. Sharon Livengood

Bob and Bev Terry

February 12, 2013

Dear Judy, Trevor, and Tara, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Nahla Mills

February 12, 2013

Mrs.G and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss.I love you and will be praying for you.

Lisa Hicks

February 12, 2013

I am going to miss Shorty! He was such a nice guy. Always willing to help out. So glad I met him and he will be missed! My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.