The Pryor Times

April 5, 2014

Obituary- Zumstein

PRYOR, OK — Funeral services for Jerry Zumstein Sr., 64, Pryor, are 2 p.m. Monday, April 7 at the First Baptist Church, Pryor.  Dr. Mike Cox will officiate and burial will follow at Ross-Mayes Cemetery, Salina.  Services are under the direction of Stephens Memorial Chapel.

Zumstein was born July 18, 1949 in Phoenix, Ariz. to Preston and Bernyce (Dise) Zumstein.  He died April 2 in Pryor.

He grew up in Arizona and New Mexico, he moved to Pryor in 1979 from Flagstaff, Ariz. He  married Kaye Hill on Dec. 9, 1989 in Salina.  He was Director of Engineering at Orchid Paper Products. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and attended the First Baptist Church in Pryor.  He enjoyed boating and wood working.  He was an avid hunter and was mechanically inclined. He enjoyed doing home remodeling, rebuilding automobile motors and working on cars and trucks.

Zumstein is survived by  wife Kaye of the home; five sons: Jerry Lee Zumstein Jr., and wife Debbie of Pryor, Kelly Zumstein of Pryor, Brandon  Sorum of Salina, Jarred Sorum and wife Anna of Salina, Josh Sorum and wife Amanda of Salina; one daughter Stefanie Godwin and husband Rodney of Pryor; one daughter-in-law Billene Zumstein of Claremore, Ok.; 14 grandchildren: Preston and wife Valerie, Kerry, B.J., Macy and husband Kyle, Kassie, Keraston, Evan, Rachel, Konnor, Tate, Brody, Macee, Blay and Tenley; one great-grandchild Kobe; one sister Judy Richeson and husband Bruce of Peoria, Ariz;  and one sister-in-law Claudette Zumstein of Flagstaff, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by parents; two brothers Ronald and Tommy; and one nephew, Ricky Zumstein.

The family will receive relatives and friends

2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6 at Stephens Memorial Chapel.

Condolences can be sent to his family at