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OBITUARY: Gerald Allen “Jerry” Erstrom

Gerald "Jerry" Erstrom

January 16, 1949- January 21, 2021

 Gerald Allen “Jerry” Erstrom, 72, of Vale, Oregon, passed away peacefully with his daughter by his side, from COVID-19 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Nampa, Idaho.

He was born on Jan. 16, 1949, to Swede and MaryAnn Erstrom in Ontario, Oregon.  He was the oldest of three children.  Jerry was raised in Willowcreek, Oregon, on the family farm with his sister Kathy and brother Pat. He went to elementary school in Jaimeson, Oregon and graduated high school in Vale, Class of ‘67.  While in high school he participated in football and track and was a member of several state and district championship teams.

 After high school, he spent a great deal of quality time . . .