Jerry Butler, 75
Gerald “Jerry” Francis Butler died Jan. 19 at Island Rehabilitation Center on Bainbridge Island after a 10-year valiant battle with cancer. He was 75 years old.
He was born Oct. 16, 1926 in Seattle.
He graduated from Queen Anne High School in Seattle and attended the University of Washington, where he pledged Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
He served in the U.S. Army.
Until his retirement in 1989, he worked in sales for W.P. Fuller, Boise Cascade, Georgia Pacific and Columbia Corrugated.
He enjoyed being around his family, spending time at Indianola Beach and playing duplicate bridge. He also loved watching and playing sports, especially pickleball. He was active in the Indianola Beach Improvement Club, and was honored as Person of the Year in 1998.
He is survived by his wife Shirley, Indianola; daughters Susan (Bill) Hancock, Indianola and Katie (Ken) Johnson of Poulsbo; sons Tim, Rob and Dan (Susan) all of Indianola and Mike (Susan) of Salem, Ore. brother Don (Marge) of West Seattle; step-daughters Terri (Gary) Jones of Canby, Ore. and Lisa (Steve) Carscallen, Oregon City, Ore. and step-son John (Joy) Modispacher of Hadlock; 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Agnes Butler; brothers Laddie and Bill Butler, sister Bettie Klinker and Ann Butler Callow, the mother of his six children.
Memorial donations can be made to the Indianola Beach Improvement Club, P.O. Box 212, Indianola 98342 in care of the clubhouse fund, or to a favorite charity.