Gerald D. "Jerry" Dilocker 77, Lincoln, passed away June 24 at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. Memorial services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cherokee, on Tuesday, July 8 at 10:30 a.m. with lunch following at the church.
"Jerry" Dilocker was born June 28, 1930 at Linn Grove, Iowa, the son of Charles I. and Laura M. (Boese) Dilocker. He was raised in the Northwest Iowa area, attending school at Cherokee and graduating in 1950. In 1950, Jerry entered the United States Army, retiring as a First Lieutenant in 1964.
Jerry was united in marriage to Donna Mae (Farlee), and the couple had two children - Ronald L. Dilocker and Kimberly G. Dilocker-Hughs. The family moved to Red Oak, in April of 1967, and Jerry worked as an independent insurance agent in Red Oak.
Jerry was united in marriage to Gloria L. (Graham), moved to Wisconsin and retired in Lincoln, Neb. after selling his insurance agency there. Jerry enjoyed playing cribbage, golf, hunting and fishing. He thoroughly enjoyed visits with his grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Laura Dilocker; his brothers, Earl, Del, Carroll, Eldon and Byron Dilocker; his sister, Wanda Hibbing; and his sister-in-law, LaDona Nelson, Whitewater, Wisc.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria of Lincoln, Neb.; his son, Ron, Red Oak; his daughter Kim and her husband, Les, of Omaha, Neb, and their sons, Chase and Cole; grandchildren, Chrys Dilocker-Echternach and her husband, Jeremy Echternach; Jeremy Dilocker; Mallory Dilocker; and Samantha Dilocker; and great-grandson Peyton E. Echternach, all of Red Oak,; special grandchild, Ian J. Haas; stepchildren, Jane Parsneau and her husband, Dan, LaCrosse, Wis.; and Perry Munyon and his wife, Melanie, Pittsburgh, Penn.
Also surviving are Jerry's brothers, Burdette Dilocker and his wife, June; and Dennis Dilocker and his wife, Sharon, Cherokee; sister, Donna Diane Stief, Aurelia; and sisters-in-law Jean (Del) Dilocker, Cherokee, Lola (Eldon) Dilocker, Sand Hills, Neb. and Margo (Byron) Dilocker, Wis.; Arnold Hibbing of Paullina; and Cindy Graham, Duluth, Minn.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association or Father Flanagan's Boys' Home.