Gerald E. "Jerry" Gertner (1943 - 2011)

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Gerald (Jerry) Elmer Gertner, age 68 died peacefully on June 19, 2011 in Edmonds, WA surrounded by family and loved ones after a six month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jerry was born on March 23, 1943 in Slayton, MN. After graduating from Westbrook High School in 1962, he entered the U.S. Air Force. He had training at Keesler AFB, Mississippi in Ground Communication Equipment. Jerry served active duty until July 1965 and was honorably discharged from McClellan AFB, Sacramento, CA in 1967.

He married Joeldene Anderson in 1964. They had two children. He married Joyce Elaine Gadberry in 1973. Joyce preceded him in death in 2008.

Throughout his lifetime he worked in California and Oregon prior to moving to Juneau, AK in the early 1980's. Jerry was a Diesel Mechanic in Juneau working on tour buses, fishing boats and many years for Capital Transit where he retired.

Jerry retired in 2001 when his wife became ill. They continued to travel when possible and had made their home in Yuma, AZ and Port Susan, WA. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, shooting, and meeting new people.

He is survived by his children Kym (Mike) Mauseth of Juneau, AK and Kevin (Berta) Gertner of Engelberg, Switzerland; five grandchildren: Ashley (TJ) Mason, Megan Mauseth, Sebastian, Alejandra and Anika Gertner-Martinez; Stepdaughter Tracy (Steve) Howard; step-grandchildren Shyann, Shayne, and Tiffany; step-great grandchild Dillon; mother Estella Gertner of Highland, CA; two brothers and two sisters; and his dear friend Dorothy (Dottie) Brunner of Alberta, Canada.

A Celebration of Life is tentatively planned for January 2012 in Yuma, AZ. Memorials may be made in his memory to your local Hospice. Condolences can be sent to 7704 Glacier Hwy, Juneau, AK 99801.
Published in The Juneau Empire from July 11 to July 18, 2011
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