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Gerald Dwaine Sandusky was born November 14, 1937 to Robert and Velda (Hull) Sandusky in Beatrice, Nebraska. He was born while the parents were visiting at his maternal grandparents home in Beatrice, Nebraska. His family home was in Cave, Arkansas. As a young boy his parents moved to Greensburg, Kansas, and he attended school there through the 4th grade. While living there his baby sister Carol Jean Sandusky was born. October 30, 1944.
He graduated from Hugoton High School in 1955. While in school there he was very active in sports, the music department and band. He was in a quartet group that he truly enjoyed. He was active in school plays and was very active in school activities. After graduation, he married Evaline M. Stimpson (Jackie) of Hugoton on June 4, 1955 in Clayton, NM.
To this union came two daughters, Athena Lynn Sandusky born February 27, 1956 while living in Oklahoma and attending Midwest Bible College. He then attended Junior College in Garden City, Kansas and later moved to Wichita, KS working for Frontier Chemical Company and their second daughter was born, Tammy Lea Sandusky June 13,1958. The couple later divorced.
Gerald then married Patricia (Pat) S. Plummer on September 30, 1961 in Newkirk, Oklahoma. To this union one daughter was born, Karla Ann Sandusky October 20, 1963 in Wichita, KS. While in Wichita, he worked for all three Airplane Factories, Beach, Cessna and Boeing. With so many layoffs, he decided it was time for a change so his Dad let him know there was an opening at PEPL, in Haven, KS. Gerald applied for and got the job and after a six month probation period was eligible to bid a different position so he bid a0 job at Satanta, KS and won the bid. They adopted a son, Jeffrey Brian Sandusky, Born August 4, 1966. While living in Satanta, KS, he was working for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co. (PEPL). He transferred to Hugoton, Kansas in January of 1970 with PEPL, worked in Liberal, Kansas offices for a few years as a Dispatcher and then a Safety Engineer and later transferred to Forgan, Oklahoma where he became Assistant Superintendent and was later appointed the Superintendent position. He was there until his early retirement of 30 years with the company in 1995. After his retirement at PEPL, he took a part time job with Beaver City Transit bus, mostly for primary age students until 2015. He really loved the primary kids that rode his bus. He moved his residence to Beaver, Oklahoma in April of 1982.
Gerald had many different interests over the years including Boy Scout leader, Little League Coach, Volunteer Fireman, Referee for ACC Football, and Steward for the Union of PEPL Company. He belonged to the Square Dance Club in Satanta, Ks. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling and golf. Gerald was also an avid reader. He was very active in Church most of his life and accepted Christ Jesus as his Savior as a young man. He loved camping with family at various parks and in many fashions from tents such as fold up ones to driving big RV’s. He bought his first touring motorcycle in 1985 and he and Pat, traveled all but 8 states on the Gold Wings. He has been a member of Chapter “D” Cycle Club since 1987 and continued until this day. He loved to teach Bible studies, and was very active in it for many years. He sat on the Board of Directors of Community Concerts of Liberal, Kansas. Gerald was a member of the First Christian Church of Forgan, Oklahoma.
He loved the Lord and his biggest desire for everyone he knew was to have them ask Jesus to be their Lord and Savior, because he did not want to leave anyone behind, especially his family. Preceding him in death were his parents, Robert and Velda Sandusky, a nephew Bobby Quillen, three grandchildren, Gerald Condren, Amy Lott, and Stacy Lynn Sandusky.
Gerald passed on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 in the Beaver County Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Pat Sandusky; his daughters, Athena Gentry and husband Gary of Aurora ,Colorado, Tammy Davis and husband Larry of Garland Texas, Karla Leisher and husband Brett of Beaver, Oklahoma; his son Jeffrey Sandusky and wife Shelby of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; his sister, Carol Quillen of Hugoton, Kansas; 10 Grand Children, 16 Great Grand Children and 2 Great Great Grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to Grace's Guardians or St. Judes.
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