Gerald W. Sampson

September 23, 1952 ~ April 8, 2021 (age 68)


Gerald W. Sampson age 68, passed away on April 8, 2021 at his home in Kalispell, MT.

Gerald was born on September 23, 1952 to Paul & Juanita (Landon) Sampson, in Kalispell, MT. He was raised in the Flathead Valley and attended grade school in Hungry Horse and middle school in Columbia Falls, MT ,and  his high school years in Polson.

In 2007 Gerald  marry the love of his life Deanna Drewniak-Jahnke in Las Vegas, NV.

Gerald was a well-rounded Truck Driver. He logged for a time, drove logging trucks and finally became an OTR Trucker. This was his last and most favorite. He was making weekly trips to CA. for his nephew ‘Micah Sampson’ whom he thought more of a son.

Gerald not only worked hard but played hard too. He loved to spend time on his pontoon boat on Flathead Lake. When he wasn’t chauffeuring all the Ladies around he was pulling the kids on tubes. He also enjoyed watching Nascar, Golf, Baseball and his favorite college football team ‘Alabama – Roll Tide.’

Gerald is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; Rasmus and Sylvia (Bauer) Sampson, his maternal grandparents; Lloyd and Frances Landon and his father Paul Sampson.

Gerald is survived by his mother; Juanita Sampson, his wife; Deanna, his children; Toni Sampson, Geri (Monty) Smith, his stepsons; Joseph and Wally Drewniak, his brother Lloyd (Deann) Sampson, his sisters; Teri (Bob) Cothren, Carrie Sampson and Debbie Richardson. His grandchildren Arielle (Ben) Leisman, Meghan (Adam) Strizak, and Cameron Lee, Bella Smith. His great – grandchildren; Everette and Miller Leisman, Quinn Strizak and numerous nieces and nephews. Gerald is very loved and will be forever missed.

Graveside services will be held 1:00P.M. Saturday, April 17, 2021 at C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery in Kalispell, MT. We will have a reception following service at “The Eagles” in Kalispell. Everyone is invited to join us to celebrate Gerald’s life.

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Graveside Service
April 17, 2021

1:00 PM
Conrad Memorial Cemetery, Kalispell

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