Jerrad Dale Durfee

of Wendell, Idaho
Born: October 22, 1969 in Jerome, Idaho
Died: September 10, 2013 in Wendell, Idaho
Age: 43 years old
Wendell, Idaho - On September 10, 2013, Jerrad Dale Durfee was unexpectedly called to our Heavenly Father. Jerrad was born in Jerome, Idaho on October 22, 1969.
He was an active member of the Wendell Community, as a volunteer firefighter and an employee of the City of Wendell. He was an all-around likeable guy, with a happy-go-lucky personality, which many people enjoyed.
He was a very faithful father, along with his wife, Diane Drake Durfee, raising their enthusiastic children, Shelleana 21, Mike 20, Chaz 17, Trevor 14 and Braden 9. Every one of them loved him with all their hearts and will miss going camping, family gatherings and goofing around.
He enjoyed being an assistant baseball coach for Braden’s baseball team and helping Braden design and race pinewood derby cars for Boy Scouts.
At an early age he enjoyed cars, starting with Matchbox and Hot Wheel cars. After graduating from Wendell High School, he continued his passion for cars and went on to Wyoming Tech taking their auto body and mechanics classes. He also earned an Associated Degree in Water Management from the College of Southern Idaho. Working in these professions, he acquired many lifelong friendships.
He will also be greatly missed by his “best bud”, Chancy, his Black Lab.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; his parents, Ynes and Dewey Durfee; and his children, Shelleana, Mike, Chaz, Trevor and Braden.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Living Waters Presbyterian Church in Wendell. Burial will follow at the Wendell Cemetery.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday at Demaray Funeral Service – Wendell Chapel at 164 East Main Street in Wendell.
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Dewey, Inez, and family, said on Wednesday, Sep 11 at 10:09 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Jerrad's death. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May God bring you comfort. Jo Ann Duppong Fenton

Marcella Heil said on Wednesday, Sep 11 at 11:35 AM

Sincere condolences to all those who knew & loved Jerrad.

Gary W Tracy said on Wednesday, Sep 11 at 6:13 PM

You have my deepest thoughts and prayers. May god bless.

thomas goemmer said on Wednesday, Sep 11 at 9:30 PM

miss you , buddy. see you on the the other side. love ya , bro

Ellen Bailey said on Thursday, Sep 12 at 12:10 PM

Dearest family of Jerrad. So sorry to hear of your loss. Jerrad was a wonderful, kind and caring person. Always had a smile and a hello how are you. Will miss him greatly. God Bless you all.

Mary Packer said on Friday, Sep 13 at 6:12 PM

Dewey, Inez and family my thoughts and prayers are with you may God bring you comfort. God Bless you all

Esther Peterson (Hansen - Carpenter) said on Saturday, Sep 14 at 1:26 PM

Dewey, Inez and family, I am so sorry for your loss, my prayer to God is that he will fill your hearts with all joy and remembrance of Jarred and give you peace & strength to endure each day. Jeff lives in Denver and sends his sympathy to all.

Pam Crawford said on Sunday, Sep 15 at 8:27 AM

Dewey, Ynes and all the family, I amso sorry. I will always remember the kind, carrying, loving young man that took the time to stop and see me at school, who went to go see mom and left flowers at my door when dad passed. I love him and always will.

Dan and Chris Norris said on Monday, Sep 16 at 8:58 AM

To the Durfee family. So sorry for the loss of Jarred. May God bless you all.

Dan and Jackie Kennedy said on Tuesday, Sep 17 at 1:23 PM

Dwey and Inez, Jerrad family Our prays are with you. No greater lost than a child, and father.

Nikki Mulder said on Thursday, Sep 19 at 8:33 AM

Words cannot express my sorrow for your loss. Jerrad was truly a great man and all who knew him were better off for it. I pray to God that he will bring peace and healing to his family and friends. May God watch over you and mend your broke hearts

shane ruffing said on Wednesday, Sep 25 at 11:19 PM

Hang in there!

Julie Lundstrom said on Wednesday, Nov 6 at 7:45 AM

Jerrad was was one of those people that never knew a stranger and could make anyone feel at ease. He will be remembered always. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

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