Gerald "Jerry" A. BlackledgeJanuary 13, 1943 ~ August 14, 2017 (age 74)
Gerald "Jerry" A Blackledge, of Aitkin, born to Helen and Edwin Blackledge, Minneapolis, January 13, 1943, passed away August 14, 2017 at St. Lukes Hospital, Duluth. Preceeded in death by his parents and brothers Mike and Ronnie.
Graduated from North High School, Minneapolis and served his country from 1967-1969 in Vietnam.
Married Sandra Nelson, Duluth, October 11, 1969 and is survived by his loving wife Sandy; daughters, Michele (Jim) Bergman, and Sara (Cameo) Strong; grandchildren, James, Nicole, Alton, Ethan, and Kellan; sister, Patricia Broberg.
Retired in 2013 as a sales representative in the trucking industry for over 40 years.
Jerry was an active member of the American Legion, VFW and Moose International. He enjoyed most sports but especially boxing and football.
A celebration of life will be August 26, 2017 at the 40 Club Conference Center, 960 2nd St NW, Aitkin, MN 56431, from 3-6 PM (doors open at 2:30).
Memorials to Vietnam Veterans of America.
Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth, 218-727-3555.