Jerome R. Stish

October 30, 1924 ~ September 10, 2019 (age 94)


Jerome R Stish (Jerry), 94, passed away Tuesday September 10, 2019 at Lakeview Christian Home, in Carlsbad, NM. Cremation has taken place and no public services will be held.  Denton Wood is in charge of the arrangements.

Jerry Stish was born October 30, 1924, to John and Pauline Stish.  Jerry enlisted in the Army on November 18th, 1942 and was honorably discharged on February 7, 1944 as First Lieutenant - Fighter Pilot. Jerry flew many missions over England in a P47 Fighter, which he was very proud of and talked of often.

Jerry married Betty Bischoff Stish on April 8th, 1946. They lived and raised their family around the Hibbing Minnesota area, finally settling in Little Sweden, on the farm just north of Nashwauk.

Jerry and Betty sold the farm and moved to Carlsbad, NM in 2003.

Jerry was preceded in death by wife Betty, daughters Jane Pollak and Debra Stish.

He is survived by sons David Stish (Polly) of Royalton MN, Gary Stish of Brooklyn Park, MN. and daughter Beth McCormick (John) of Carlsbad, NM, many nieces and nephews and 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. 

Jerry loved to tell stories and share all of all his life’s experiences with anyone who would listen.  He had a happy, fun spirit and loved to joke around.

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