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Obituary for Gerald Dean Isaacson

Gerald Dean  Isaacson
Gerald "Gerry" Dean Isaacson passed away at home surrounded by family on March 4th, 2019 at the age of 82. Gerry was born June 23,1936 at home in Bertrand, Nebraska to Reuben and Lottie Isaacson. Gerry's father was a mortician in Holdrege, Nebraska. He grew up with his sister Beverly Hake now deceased and his brothers Carol, Wayne and Warren Isaacson. Warren is the only one left living. Gerry married his high school sweetheart Betty Lou Yerion on June 1,1958. This past June they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Betty and Gerry had three sons: Perry (Georgia), Jeffrey, and Christopher (Jill). They were also foster parents to Dale Sylvester and Richard Hagel Jr (Lovie), whom they raised from young ages. Betty and Gerry were foster parents for over 29 years. Gerry was a US Navy veteran and served in the Vietnam war as a crewman navigator in the A3 Sky warrior at NASWI. After his time in the service Gerry worked for the civil service from the time he got out of the Navy until he retired as a GMO of the air traffic control center. While working in the civil service he went back to college on his G.I. Bill to become an electronics engineer. He attended school at nights while working during the day and raising his family and foster children.
Gerry served his country and community for many years serving on many committees, boards and doing community services for the youth of the city. He was well loved in the community. Gerry is survived by his wife, five boys, ten grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday March 23, 2019, 1:00 PM, at the Oak Harbor Church of the Nazarene, 1100 West Whidbey Ave. A Graveside Service will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery. Family and friends are encouraged to leave memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com .


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He listens to our sorrows
And soothes them with his love.

A father is a teacher
Whose place no one could take,
For he’s the source from which
We learn to think and navigate.

A father is a gift from God
From which we learn to be
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