Jerry W Soukup

Profile Updated: November 26, 2017
Residing In: Wood's Landing, WY USA
Spouse/Partner: Geri
Occupation: Retired
Children: Mary C. (Soukup) Johns
Born 1/2/1968

Lives with Jayme (husband), Garrett (son) and Matthew More…(son) in Juneau, AK
Military Service: USMC  

Retired June 1, 2010 and moved to Wood's Landing, WY. GO COWBOYS!

Mailing Address:

52 Hansen's Road
Jelm, WY

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Jul 12, 2020 at 6:42 PM

Posted on: Jul 10, 2020 at 11:15 AM

Happy Birthday buddy great year to hole in Colorado out of the big city's. i will probably be coming up you to neck of the woods in august stop and see you

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Jul 09, 2020 at 4:33 AM
Jerry W Soukup has left an In Memory comment for Huel Boyer.
Jun 08, 2020 at 6:27 PM

Huel was a very quiet reserved person.   As part of the east side 53rd St. area, we both attended Ben Franklin Elementary.  There were three families in the area where we lived with tree sons - Boyer's and ours were two of them.  We didn't always get along, but I remember Huel as always a calming peace maker, who could de-escalate youthful dissention.  

We moved down 53rd in the 60's and didn't see as much of Huel except in school.  He was at both my parents funeral home visitations when they passed.  

Rest in Peace Huel,






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May 15, 2020 at 12:33 PM

Jim, Mike, Tony, and Jerry had the good fortune of knowing Steve better than I.   My meomories pretty much come from Coolidge, MHS, and BHJC.  Steve was a person one always enjoyed seeing, no matter the situation.  His positive outlook and humor were contagious.  He would make your day more enjoyable no matter the weather.  Rest in Peace - Steve.

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Feb 10, 2020 at 12:33 PM


Tom was in a number of my MHS classes, but I didn’t know him that well, other than he was a bright, approachable, friendly and fun loving person who appeared to enjoy school.  But Tom left before graduation to join the Air Force, for what I learned later were very personal reasons.

Didn’t see him until about 1965 – 66, after his military service was completed and he was back in the QCA.  He had trained and worked in computers in the Air Force and had completed his GED.   We had some great times that summer including a number of “party hardy” episodes. 

I remember a time a number of us went to the Muscatine “sand pits” and had a day fin in the sun, swimming and enjoying a beautiful summer day.  Tom was an excellent swimmer.  I remember in a game of keep-a-way, that if you had the ball, you wanted to watch for this large swell of water coming your way, for in one motion Tom would breach the surface, grab the ball with one hand, and shove you underwater with the other.  He was a force.

Lost contact with Tom over the years, but saw him at one of the MHS Reunions, which allowed us to renew our friendship.  I managed to see Tom about a half-a-dozen times over the years.  He worked for IBM and retired as a Division Vice President, moved to FL and continued to work in IT services.  He got his pilot’s license and was very proficient flyer, who really understood the computerization of aviation.

I last saw Tom and Barbara at their Airport Community Home in Ocala.  He was still flying, riding motorcycles, and enjoying life!

Tom will be missed.




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Feb 05, 2020 at 6:53 PM

Posted on: Feb 04, 2020 at 4:51 AM


Here is a photo of Tom & Barbara Ewing when I saw them in the spring of 2018 at their then home in Ocala, FL.


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Jul 09, 2019 at 4:33 AM
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Jul 03, 2019 at 8:59 AM

Mary Jane,

Thank You - life is good, but I keep checking the warranty small print! Hope all is well with you and family. Beautiful day he 41 degrees this a.m. with a high of 80 today and clear blue skies. Mary, our daughter, is coming in August to take our grandson to start college at Fort Lewis in Durango, CO. Time flies...….

Go Maroons,

Jul 03, 2019 at 8:52 AM


Thank You - am glad the road of life is still open. Was just a participant in the National Senior Olympics in ABQ in the 75 - 79 class. Didn't win a medal, but enjoyed and did well for a late in life athlete. Picture attached talking to a fellow "athlete" at the javelin event.

Go Maroons,

P.S. Went with an old PATCO friend.

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Mar 18, 2019 at 12:33 PM

Ken was always a friendly and enjoyable person to be around.  He was always approachable and his quick and somewhat “quirky” sense of humor made your day better. 


My QCA memory or Ken was of him cruising the One Way’s in his white T-bird, top down and with the “roadster – 2 seat conversion tonneau cover installed.  A honk of the horn and Ken waving back on a super 60’s QCA summer evening.


Rest in Peace and my condolences to his family.



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Feb 10, 2019 at 12:33 PM

Went to grade school with Carol at Ben Franklin when it opened.  Carol was a gracious and always pleasant classmate.  My condolensces to Carol's Family.

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Jan 19, 2019 at 5:56 PM

Posted on: Jan 19, 2019 at 12:38 PM


Our condolences on the passing of your mother, Jean. She was always gracious and encouraging to me and an integral part of a business partnership that provided us all the ability for a great life.

Jerry & Geri,

Jul 09, 2018 at 9:30 AM


Thanks for the BD email - tried to send an email, but deficient computer skills got in the way. As a Big Laramie VFD member was on the Badger Creek Fire (21,000 acres) 5 days in the last couple weeks. USFS says it is contained - RIGHT! See you in the QCA next year for the 75th BD Party.

Go Maroons,

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Jerry W Soukup has left an In Memory comment for James A Cunningham.
May 13, 2018 at 4:33 PM

I didn't know Jim well, but like some of the other respondents new him from athletics.  My favorite story comes from Jim Marsh.  I saw Jim about 6 years ago at an event in Rock Island, when I was visiting the QCA to see my Dad and Brother Bruce & Family.   We talked about some of our competitions in grade school.  Jim from  Washington and me from Franklin.  We specifically talked about an all Moline Public Elementary School Track & Field meet at Wharton / Browning (?) Field Complex where we both competed in the 50 and 100 yard dashes.

Jim told me the story about running in the 100 yard final.  He was in the lead when he heard something that sounded like a "steam locamotive" starting to overtake him.  Yes, it was Jim Cunningham.  I don't remember if Jim M. or Jim C. won.   But after playing 7th grade football with Jim Cunnigham, I also remember his determination when in competition.

Rest in Peace Jim and my condolences to your Family.




Jerry W Soukup has left an In Memory comment for Jack Coder.
Apr 04, 2018 at 8:33 PM

Mr. Coder was a very interesting and complex person.  He appeared gruff at times, but under that exterior facade was a very witty man.  I had few encounters with Mr. Coder, but one that proved very rewarding was when I was called to his office.  I had never been there and wondered "what had I done?".  

It seems that Mr. Coder had been asked if he had any potential candidates for two library page positions at the Moline Main Public Library downtown.   He had called in Phil Nissen, who for good reason, he felt would be an ecellant fit for the job.  In their conversation, Mr. Coder had asked Phil if he knew anyone else who might be interested.  Phil mentioned me.  So the call to see Mr. Coder was a job interview.  It went well and I felt that I never wanted to let Mr. Coder down.   Thank You Jack - and May You Rest in Peace!

Jerry W Soukup has left an In Memory comment for Michael J Warren.
Feb 25, 2018 at 4:33 PM

ALL,   I think Stuart has an excellent idea! 

I had a email discussion with Phil Nissen and he made a good point, are their any other MHS "62" military Veterans who passed on active duty during Vietnam, Mauyeques (sp), Panama, Balkans, Granada, and maybe Desert Storm...?   Rick Andeson maybe able to sort data better than I, but after a basic "cut & paste" type check of classmates, it appears Mike Warren is the only one.   The thought being that if their are other classmates who died during active duty military the scholarship fund could be for all MHS 62 Veterans who passed while serving.   Either way count me in!








Feb 15, 2018 at 2:26 PM


Am terrible at checking comments and will try to do better. Geri and I do like the west after 2 years at BHJC, went to University of Wyoming and graduated with B.S.C.E. It was RVN as a USMC Helicopter pilot and when I got out came back to the Rockies. We retired along the Big Laramie River, 30 SW of Laramie, in 2010 and try to stay active.

Did participate in the WY SO (small pond) last year and did OK. Trying not to let my ego get in front of my physical abilities and am training for some T&F events this year hoping to qualify for the National SO in ABQ in 2019. Trying to make the body do things it hasn't done for awhile.

Hope all is well and if you are "Roamin Wyoming" give us a yell! God willing will be back for the 60th in 2022!

Go Pokes,

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Feb 15, 2018 at 5:40 PM

Posted on: Feb 15, 2018 at 2:10 PM


I apologize for not being responsive to your comments. I need to check-in more often. Boomerang was or blue heeler, a phenomenal athlete and part of the family. We haven't replaced Boomer, but Chessie, our Turkish Van feline friend found us one day in August of 2015 - picture attached. We also take care of two (2) foster horses - Missy (20) and Dalila (5) - middle 2 in picture. We lease an old NOT active ranch, so they have about 800 acres to roam. We had 2 more Angle - big red (38) who passed in Dec. 2016 and Cowboy (5) who the owner gave to his grandniece.

Geri used to ride, but doesn't and if it doesn't have an ignition switch I don't have a license to operate. We live in a river valley in SE Wyoming which works pretty well for the horses.

For me a 1st cat and 1st horses has been a learning experience.

As they say here - we're just "roamin Wyoming" - Go Pokes,

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