Jerry Patrick Walter, age 70, of Howard Lake, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
He was raised in Minneapolis, born to Wallace and Jeanne Walter Sept. 27, 1947.
Jerry married Muriel Anderson April 22, 1967, in Minneapolis. They were blessed with 51 years together, and three children.
In 1978, a new journey began as they moved to a hobby farm north of Howard Lake. Jerry, along with the help of others, spent many years renovating “this old house” and farm buildings. He enjoyed raising all types of farm animals, which was a love he developed during childhood visits to the family farm in Wisconsin with his aunt and uncle.
Jerry, along with two partners, owned and operated Clinic Cab, a transportation company. In 2001, when the business was sold, he retired.
Through the years, Jerry enjoyed working on his hobby farm, outdoor yard projects, wood working (perfectionist), hunting with the boys, traveling, motorcycling, bicycling, attempting to golf, pontooning, and being up north at the cabin with family and friends.
He will be remembered for many things, most of all the love for his family and the peace he had knowing his family loves the Lord.
Jerry is survived by his loving family: wife Muriel; children Kristin (Michael), Mark (Jody), and John (Shannon); grandchildren Jessica (Sam), Jacob (Kassy), Mollie (Nate), Magdalyn, Bella, Alyssa (Layne), Tyler, Gabriella, and Grace; step granddaughter Aaliyah; and great-grandchildren Sophia, Mason, Evelyn, Sawyer, and Estelle.
He is further survived by a brother, Thomas; sisters Margaret, and Jennifer (Scott); brothers-in-law Terry (Barb), and Chuck; and many other loved relatives and friends.
2 Timothy 4:6-8: “The time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge will award to me on that day and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.”
A private immediate family celebration of Jerry’s life has taken place.