Gerald “Jerry” King, 81, of Cushing, passed away on November 15, 2017 in St. Cloud. Funeral services for Gerald will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 11:00 a.m., at the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church in Cushing. Friends may call on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville and on the day of the funeral one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday.
Gerald was born August 18, 1936, in Menomonie, Wisconsin, to Ralph & Enda (Woinowski) King. On November 16, 1953, Gerald enlisted in the US Army and was honorably discharged on July 25, 1959. Gerald married Venus Burkhamer on August 15, 1981. Gerald has been medically retired for the last 30 years; moving to the lake in 2001. During this time he enjoyed spending time with his family, spoiling his animals, fishing, playing bingo at the VFW in Randall, watching his favorite TV shows and observing the wildlife around the lake. Gerald was a member of the Lincoln Evangelical Free Church in Cushing and a lifetime member of the Randall VFW.
Gerald is survived by his wife Venus; children: Jon King, Gloria King, Donald (Barb) King, Dan (Sherri) King, Teresa (Shawn) King; grandson Matthew (Silvana) King, siblings: Bob (Judy) King, Jim (Ruth) King, sister Sandy (Victor) Christianson, sister-in-law Mary Pleckach and three great grandchildren.
Gerald is preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Bill, Richard and Marlys.