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October 30th, 2020

gerald suffieldGerald Eugene Suffield, 75, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 at his home in Sublette. 

He was born Nov. 16, 1944 to Mildred Evelyn (Ubben) and Lloyd Janny Suffield in Newton. 

He married Bonnie May (Ocker) Dec. 18, 1976 at the Sublette Southern Baptist Church. She survives.

He graduated from Marion High School in 1962. 

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1962, attending basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Pulaski County, Mo. Later he was stationed in Germany, serving during peace time. 

He went to work for Groendyke Transport Inc, where he drove tankers transporting liquids. He was honored with the Three Million Safe Miles award and after retirement, he went back to trucking on a part time basis until June 2019. 

He watched old westerns and would listen to oldies music. He enjoyed fishing and riding jet skis with his granddaughters while camping at Lake Fort Supply. Another favorite pastime was growing vegetables. 

Survivors also include daughter, Melissa Dusin and husband, Tim, Satanta; granddaughters, Lauren and Alison; brother, Edwin “Butch” Suffield and wife, Tammie, Peabody; three sisters: Wilma Hybsha, Newton, Juanita Birkle, Newton, and Linda Olsen and husband, Harold, Newton; brother-in-law, Roger Hett, Stockton, Calif.; sister-in-law, Tammy Suffield; many nieces and nephews; his beloved dog, J.J.; and friends he met along the road.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, David Suffield; sister, Sharolyn Hett; and brothers-in-law, Vern Birkle and John Hybsha.

• Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at the Copeland Cemetery with Pastor Elizabeth Winger Young presiding. The casket will be open prior to the service. Friends are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and masks are recommended. A recording of the service will be available on the funeral home’s Web site.

Friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 at Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Sublette.

Memorials are suggested to St. Catherine Hospice or the Copeland Cemetery in care of Weeks Family Funeral Home & Crematory, PO Box 1200, Sublette, Ks 67877. 

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