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Jerald "Jerry" Roger Brekke

October 11, 1942 ~ November 4, 2018 (age 76)

Jerald “Jerry” Roger Brekke, 76, of Loveland, Colorado died November 4, 2018 at Medical Center of the Rockies. He was born October 11, 1942 in New Providence, Iowa to Orville and Pearl Brekke.

Jerry married Barbara Dinnes in 1966. They later divorced. Jerry farmed in Iowa and owned Coast to Coast Hardware in Knoxville Iowa. In 1979 Jerry moved to Berthoud Colorado. He met Peggy Droste and they were married in August of 2002 and moved to Loveland, Colorado in 2003.

For many years, Jerry has owned Brekke Storage in Longmont, Colorado and prior to that he was the owner of Nowels/Brekke Carpet Company. Jerry was a strong Christian man devoted to his family who worked hard and enjoyed snow and water skiing and antique vehicles. Jerry was also a pilot and loved to fly.

Jerry is survived by his wife Peggy Brekke of Loveland, CO; daughter Kendra Thomas (Jason) of Wiggins, CO; sons Tracy Brekke and Jerry Brekke (Shauna) both of Berthoud, CO; step daughter Heather Phelps of Denver, CO; step sons Chad Droste (Rebecca) of Queen Creek, AZ and Joel Droste of Fort Collins, CO; brothers Richard, Dennis, Jack and Dan Brekke; sisters Joan Luing, Joyce McDonald, Janice Mannetter and Jean Guftafson; as well as 9 grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Robert, Ronald, Orville, Joel and Orlan.

Funeral services will be held at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Loveland, CO on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. with a reception following. Interment will be held at Roland Cemetery in Roland, Iowa on Monday November 12, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.

Memorials may be sent to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation.

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