SATANTA - Gerald Dean "Jerry" Hammerschmidt, 66, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, on June 27, 2020 at his home in Satanta, Kansas. He was born on November 17, 1953 in Oakley, Kansas to Elaine A. (Lintell) and Elmer Joseph Hammerschmidt. He graduated from Oakley High School in 1971, and then continued his education at Colby Community College completing his associate degree. He married Vivian Linn (Ungles) on August 11, 1979 at St Mary's Catholic Church in Garden City.\n\nWhile in High School, Jerry started working at a men's clothing store. He learned the business as a young man and continued working in menswear in Liberal and Omaha, Nebraska.\n\nJerry enjoyed fishing and hunting. He started a pheasant hunting service in 1995 called Flatland Pheasants, catering to hunters from other states.\n\nHe enjoyed cooking and tailgating at KSU.\n\nHe is survived by his wife Vivian of the home; a son, Darin Jay and wife Jamie of Denver, CO; a daughter, Jerra Linn Hafferty and husband John of Alpharetta, GA; four grandchildren, Kylie, Avie, Cadyn, and Keira; brothers, Dale Hammerschmidt and wife Chris of Derby, KS, Jay Hammerschmidt and wife Jodi of Platt City, MO, and a sister, Sara Fischer and husband Chuck of Garden City, KS.\n\nHe is preceded in death by his parents.\n\nVisitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30 at Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory with the family receiving friends from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The casket will be closed.\n\nA private family Funeral Mass will be at St Alphonsus Catholic Church, Satanta, Kansas. Friends are invited to join the family for the Committal Service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday July 1, 2020 at Dudley Township Cemetery.\n\nSuggested memorial contributions are to St Alphonsus Catholic Church and American Brain Tumor Association in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, Ks 67877. Condolences may be left online at WeeksFamilyFuneralHome.com \nTo send flowers to the family of Jerry Hammerschmidt, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.