Gerald E. Jerry Wike, 70, of Mason City, died Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit. Memorial services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania Avenue with Rev Steve Palo and Rev. Kathy Graves officiating. Private family inurnment services will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, November 25, 2011 at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue. Memorials may be directed to the Jerry Wike Memorial Fund or donors choice.
Jerry was born September 12, 1941 in rural Rockwell, Iowa the son of Merit and Geraldine (Awe) Wike. He graduated from Mason City High School in 1959. Jerry married Pat Pinneke October 2, 1960 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mason City. He then went on to serve in the US Navy. Following his return to Mason City, Jerry began working as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service. Jerry retired from the post office in 1999 after 33 years of service. Jerry enjoyed riding his recumbent bike, feeding the wildlife in back of his home, and was a Civil War enthusiast. He also enjoyed spending time with his family especially his children and grandchildren. Jerry was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Pat L. Wike of Mason City; daughter, Terri (John) Davis of Encinitas, California; son, Scott Wike of Natchez, Mississippi; 4 grandchildren, Macey, Derek, and Dustin Davis, Linden Wike; brother, Glenn (Suzanne) Wike of Mesa, Arizona; 3 sisters, Joyce (Charles) Vorce of Mason City, Marlys Green of Mason City, and Connie Gramstad of Shakopee, Minnesota; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Eugene Edward.
Jerry Wike Memorial Fund of donor's choice
Memorial Park Cemetery
From 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, November 25, 2011 at Major Erickson Funeral Home
11:00 AM Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church