He is survived by three children Arlene (and Lyle) Denison, Linda (and Rick) Denison and James B. Wilke along with six grandchildren Robert, Deno, Jared, Roxanne, Natasha and Jason and 15 great-grandchildren.
He has two brothers James (Jim) Wilke and Chuck Wilke and a sister Lynn Hein and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife Gayle, one son David, his parents, two brothers Jack and Wendell Wilke and a sister Dottie Schauerman.
Jerry enjoyed woodworking, the outdoors getting firewood or just thinning trees but the biggest joy was his family and attending his grandchildren’s events.
He was a US Marine Corp Veteran.
Services will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 5:00PM at the Chapel of STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA with Father Pat MacMahon, officiating.
Please sign the online guest book at www.stratefuneralhome.com.
STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.