Gerald “Jerry” Paul Hjelm, 85, of Blackfoot, passed away May 6, 2018 at Gem Village Assisted Care Center in Blackfoot.
Jerry was born March 1, 1933 in Shelley, Idaho to John Paul Hjelm and Lucille Harker.
He was raised in the Firth, Riverview area on the Hjelm farm. His siblings are Inez Pauline, Joyce Darlene, Dennis Jay and Marilyn Faye. He graduated from Firth High School in 1950.
He married Sharon Metcalf in 1952 in Idaho Falls. They first lived in the Riverview area, then Firth, Kimball, farmed in Pingree, and then retired and moved to Blackfoot.
His children are Gregory Paul Hjelm of Nampa, Idaho, Kevin Drew Hjelm of Blackfoot, Idaho and Cindy Valeen Hjelm Huffaker (Bruce) of Meridian, Idaho. He and Sharon have ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings and a step grandson. He is survived by his wife and children.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Nalder Funeral Home (110 West Oak) in Shelley. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12:30 P.M. till 1:45 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery.