Jerry was born in Crete, Nebraska on August 8, 1918 to Charles and Katherine Jelinek. He moved to Mt. Angel in 1931 and graduated from Vincent Technical School in 1936.
SURVIVORS: Maxine Helen Jewell wife Silverton, Oregon Bob Jewell son Orting, Washington Daryl Jewell son Portland, Oregon Jeralyn Forester daughter Salem, Oregon Joe Hoffstadt step-son Vale, Arizona Fred Hoffstadt step-son Canby, Oregon Janet Sturn step-daughter Salem, Oregon
Number of Grandchildren: 15 Number of Great-Grandchildren: 15