Jerald W. Creger, 74, of Davenport, Iowa, died Tuesday, October 1, 2019, in his home.
Jerald Wayne Creger was born May 27, 1945, in Davenport, to Virgil and Helen (Steffen) Creger. He grew up on the family farm in Blue Grass, Iowa. He married Carole Schneckloth on April 28, 1978 in Bettendorf, Iowa.
After graduating Davenport West High, he was drafted into the US Military where he served as an Army Medical Corpsman in Vietnam at the 3rd Field Hospital. Upon returning from Vietnam, Jerry (Yikes) became a Union Bricklayer for local No.6 where he has contributed his craft to many of the buildings in the Quad Cities over the past 42 years of his career. After retirement Jerry loved to antique around the Midwest and took up collecting old tools.
More than anything else Jerry loved his family, friends, food, and the great outdoors. He enjoyed cooking and reading cookbooks, looking at rusty old farm equipment, and most of all his annual trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for deer camp. This is where he shared his love of the outdoors and hunting with his sons and friends. Jerry was one of the nicest guys you ever met, and he embodied everything that Iowa stood for. Hard working, good to others, and gentle natured. He will be missed by all.
Jerry is preceded in death by his beloved mother Helen and brother Jim Creger.
He is survived by his wife Carole, his children Christopher, Jenna Pierce, Chad Dickey, Jodi Crago, along with grandsons Ean and Augustin. He is also survived by his father Virgil Creger and sister Janice Danz.
Private entombment will be in Rock Island National Cemetery and memorial services are pending.
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