Jay D. Magnuson


(Gillette, WY) Jay Magnuson, 93, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020 at Lasting Legacy Living Center in Gillette, Wyoming.

Jay was born February 6, 1927 to Mabel and John Magnuson in Howard, SD. After attending school in the Howard and Mitchell, SD area, Jay enlisted in the US Army where he served from 1945-1947 in Berlin, Germany.

On October 9, 1948, he married Marjorie Jones. They raised 5 children: Gene, Dean, Richard, Don and Lynn.

He is survived by his children: Dean of Casper, WY, Richard (Mary Lu) of Rapid City, SD, Don (Mona) of Gillette, WY, and Lynn (Percy) of Twin Falls, ID; 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; siblings, Earl, Avis, and Clara.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City, followed by burial at Black Hills National Cemetery, near Sturgis. Live-streaming of the funeral at

In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations be made to Lasting Legacy Living and Rehab Center’s Activities Department, in Gillette, WY.

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