Gerald “Jerry” Eugene Juker, 67, of North Platte passed away on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022 at Great Plains Health Hospital.

He was born on Oct. 24, 1954 in Broken Bow to Henry G. Juker and Virginia (Barrett) Oakeson.

Jerry graduated from North Platte High School in 1973. He married Diana Smith in North Platte on June 1, 1973. He loved sport fishing, taking road trips, hunting, playing cards and belly laughs.

He is survived by his wife of 48 ½ years, Diana; children, Keirestein Hitchcock (Ricky) of Goodyear, Ariz., Amy Juker of Ontario, Calif., and Jake Juker (Christine) of Houston, Texas; grandchildren, Zachary Hitchcock, Amber Meeks, Madison and Taylor Juker; great-grandchildren, Syrena, Alexander and Zaphianna; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Virginia; and sisters, Janice James and Saundra Booth.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at Broken Bow Cemetery. Friends may sign the memorial book on Tuesday, Jan. 11 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children (donate.lovetotherescue.org). Online condolences may be expressed at carpentermemorial.com.

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