Gerald A. Walker, 29, Route 4, died at his home Thursday, September 10, 1981. Dr, Samuel Ross, county medical examiner said today death was due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He was a lifelong resident of Council Bluffs, graduated in 1970 from Abraham Lincoln High School, and was engaged in farming and livestock.

Survivors include his father, Norman Walker; mother, Mary Roush; two borthers, John and Dick Walker; three sisters, Teresa Drummond, Norma Petersen and Mary Holdapp, all of Council Bluffs; grandmother, Charlotte Leggio of Council Bluffs and Hannah Reineke of Des Moines.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Beem-Belford Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Churchman, chaplain at Mercy Hospital, will officiate. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

A wake service will be at 8 tonight at Beem-Belford Funeral Home.

Published in the Nonpareil September 11, 1981

Comments from Jackie Jensen:

Jerry Walker was the giggle behind the glasses.  Nobody ever really knew what it was that Jerry found so amusing.  But maybe he was just a happy guy.  I know he made us that knew him happy to be around him.  Jerry’s short life is a perfect example of quality of life. He made the years he was with us happy for him and for us by his constant positive spirit.  To have that constant what seemed to be inner happiness will be a gift many of us may never know.  And we are grateful he did.