Gerald “Jerry” Lorge, age 83, of Isanti passed away peacefully on September 7, 2021 at home. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, September 10th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Isanti. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. A graveside service will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.
Gerald “Jerry” Leo Lorge was born May 28, 1938 in Bear Creek, Wisconsin to John and Fern (Bricco) Lorge. He served in the US Navy from June 1955 to May 1959. Jerry married the love of his life, Barbara Jean Kraft and they were together for 60 years. Jerry worked as a Printing Plate Maker for 29 years. He liked talking about his Navy stories, his family, and about working in union shops, sharing things that he has learned along the way. He loved gardening, fishing trips, hunting trips, Ice fishing, snowmobiling, Hawaii trips, road trips with Debbie and George, family time, bird watching, flowers blooming, visiting with friends, playing cribbage with Mindy and always winning. He loved his family events and seeing all the grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Jerry passed away peacefully on September 07, 2021 in his home at the age of 83 years, 3 months and 10 days. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Donald and Lee; brothers-in-law, Dennis, George, and Bruce; sisters-in-law, Rosie, Joan, and Deborah; son-in-law, George Madline; grandson, Jason Petersen, and great-grandson, Joey Sanborn.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Barbie (Varyl) Raze, Jennie (Steve) Wall, Debbie Madline, Sandie (Tim) Hemsworth, and Paul (Karie) Lorge; brothers, Jack, and Tyler; sisters, Beverly, Judith, and Linda; 18 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.