Donald J. Jerde, age 72 of Maple Plain, Minn., died Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1998 at the Northridge Care Center in New Hope, Minn.
Donald was born to Richard and Esther (Theusch) Jerde July 23, 1925 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Donald was a previous owner of Shady Beach Resort on Lake Sarah and a 30 year member of Teamsters Local #544.
He is survived by four sons: Craig and Patty of Elk River, Mark and Denise of Delano, Charles and Patty Jerde of Kewatin and Kevin and Patty of Aurora, Colo.; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and two sisters: Gloria and Eleanor.
Visitation was held at Iten Funeral Home Sunday from 4-8 p.m.
Graveside services will be held Monday, Jan. 12, 1998 at 9 a.m. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in St. Paul, Minn. Pallbearers were: Amanda, Erin, Alicia and Tyler Jerde.