Service


Date:

October 5, 2018

Start Time:

1:00 PM

Location:

Parrott and Wood

Chapel of Memories

Address:

965 Home Plaza

Waterloo, Iowa

50701

Arrangements By:

Parrott and Wood

Visitation


Date:

October 5, 2018

Start Time:

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location:

Parrott and Wood

Chapel of Memories

Address:

965 Home Plaza

Waterloo, Iowa

50701

Gerald “Jerry” Dean Brunko

Gerald “Jerry” Dean Brunko was born on March 15, 1937 to Lloyd and Eleanor (Fehl) Brunko. He graduated from La Porte City High School in 1955. After his schooling, Jerry attended apprentice school at John Deere and received the education and work experience to become a supervisor and retired from the company after 43 years of service. He also spent a number of years working in Argentina with John Deere. Jerry met Joyce Delagardelle and were married in 1964 in Waterloo. They welcomed two children during their time together and later divorced. Jerry loved his children and grandchildren more than anything in this world and would send them special gifts in the mail as a reminder of his love. He never missed a birthday or holiday to show them how much he cared with a hand-picked card for each and every one of them. He also enjoyed camping and fishing at Yellow River Forest and greatly enjoyed watching birds and feeding the squirrels in his yard.

Gerald “Jerry” Dean Brunko died on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at his home at the age of 81. He is preceded in death by his parents; stepfather: Raymond Jesse; a sister: Lynda Gradl; and many beloved aunts and uncles. Jerry is survived by his two daughters: Cris Brunko of Waterloo and Cheryl Brunko of Cedar Falls; one half-sister: Ramona Jesse of Traverse City, Michigan; two half-brothers: Dennis Jesse of New Berlin, Wisconsin and Tom Brunko of Evansdale; and four grandchildren: Nicholas Paulsen of Waterloo, Alyx Brimacomb of Charleston, South Carolina, Ashley Brimacomb and Benjamin Brimacomb of Cedar Falls.

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