Jerrold “Jerry” Stein


It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Jerrold (Jerry) Stein, 66 of Casa Grande, AZ. He passed away unexpectedly at home on May 7, 2022.

Jerry was born on June 10, 1955 in Dickinson, ND to John and Ann Stein. He attended St. Patrick’s Elementary and Trinity High School. After High School he enlisted in the Army and was honorably discharged in 1978. From there he attended NDSU graduating with a Bachelor of Pharmacy. He was a pharmacist for 40 years. For the last 20 years he was the Pharmacy Manager at Safeway in Casa Grande, AZ until his retirement. He truly enjoyed being a pharmacist, helping all his customers and especially liked doing the Flu Clinics at the RV Parks.

Even though Jerry met his soul mate in 1969, he didn’t realize it until 1986! He married Karen Muth on June 26, 1989, in Dickinson, ND.

Jerry was involved with the Kiwanis Club for over 20 years, in various activities including serving as a past president. He was also a lifelong member of the Elks Club.

What a love for travel! He traveled to 15 countries as well as all 50 states, visiting 49 state capitols and had planned to visit the last one, Juneau, in September. He enjoyed bowling, (bowling several 300 games), playing pinochle, golfing, fishing, and attending sporting events. Go MN Vikings and MN Twins! One of his favorite pastimes was watching and traveling by train.

Even more important to him than traveling and his activities, was spending time with the love of his life and his family.

Jerry is survived by his wife Karen of 32 years, two sons, Kyle, Saint Helens, OR, Tyler, Casa Grande, AZ and one daughter, Callista, Casa Grande, AZ. Two grandchildren, Layla and Aiden Stein. His mother, Ann Stein, Bismarck, ND, three sisters, Judy (Dave) Holstad of Casa Grande, AZ, Jane (Walter) Botts of Billings, MT, Jacky (Jeff) Herauf of Keenesburg, CO, one brother, James (Audrey) of Springfield, VA, Uncle and Aunts, Leo and Tillie Stein and Mae Stein, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father John, his In-Laws, Peter and Josephine Muth, and a nephew Andrew Botts.

A visitation will be held on Monday, May 16, 2022 from 5 -7 pm, with a Rosary beginning at 5:15 at J. Warren Funeral Services – The Gardens Chapel in Casa Grande, AZ. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, May 17 at 10:00 am at St. Anthony of Padua in Casa Grande, AZ. Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 1:00 pm at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, North Dakota.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the North Dakota Veteran Cemetery, Mandan, the Kiwanis Club or St. Anthony of Padua of Casa Grande, AZ.

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