Gerald "Jerry" Flake, native of Indiana and long-time resident of Klickitat, passed away Saturday April 28, 2012, from complications of early-onset Alzheimer's Disease. He was 64 years old.
He was employed at the Klickitat Mill for 20 years until it closed, then held jobs as mechanic and warehouse worker, and volunteered for the Appleton Fire Department. His passions were his family, riding his Goldwing, restoring his Model A Ford, and tinkering on his pickup, "Flakey's Ford" which was well known around the area.
Jerry is survived by three adult children - Tanya Flake, Brandon Mead and Genelle Gage, three grandchildren and his long-time companion Diana McAnally of Lyle. Jerry's remains will be interred in the family cemetery in Indiana and we are all asked to remember Jerry in our own way. There will be no formal services per his wishes.