Gerald proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. During his working years, he worked for the railroad. Gerald enjoyed model trains, fishing and camping. Most of all, he loved his family and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, LaVonne Matz; and two grandsons, Scott and Nathan Andersland.
Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Donna Klessig; his daughters, Debra Andersland and husband Mike, Pamela Powers and husband Scott; a son, Matthew Klessig and wife Rachel; his grandchildren, Megan Zink and husband Elliott, Joel Andersland, Emily Andersland, Abigail Powers, Elisabeth Powers, Danial, Jacob, Isaac, Clara, Sarah, Anna, Emma and Luke Klessig; a great-granddaughter, Deborah Zink; a sister, Karen Winkler; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service in memory of Gerald will be held Monday, May 15, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas.