Gerald (Jerry) HarlowGerald (Jerry) Harlow, 77, of Drayton, North Dakota passed away at Valley Memorial Center in Grand Forks on Monday evening, February 25th, 2013 after a short courageous battle with cancer.
Jerry was born March 6, 1935 at Drayton to Theodore and Irma (McKeever) Harlow. He attended grade school in Drayton and high school in Crookston, Minnesota. On April 5, 1953 he married Marjorie Cox at Grafton. He entered the U.S. Army in 1954 serving 2 years in the Korean War. Jerry worked for Raney Farms of Drayton, Boeing in California, Ryan Farms in Gilby, North Dakota and the Drayton Elevator. In 1967 he moved his family to Cavalier, North Dakota and worked for Cominco and Simplot as manager until his retirement in 1991. After retirement Jerry and Marge moved back to Draytonto live on the Harlow family farm. He farmed for a few years and enjoyed helping neighbors with sugar beet harvest. Jerry and Marge spent the past 17 years wintering in Edinburg, Texas. Jerry is a member of the Drayton United Methodist Church and the Drayton American Legion. He also served many years on the Lincoln Township Board. Jerry enjoyed socializing with family and friends, reading and going for rides in the country. He also enjoyed camping and deer hunting.