GERALD DAVID WHITNER
Gerald David Whitner, 57,
passed away on Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, in Goldendale.
He was born July 31, 1949,
in Bremerton to Paul and Patricia (Ziska) Whitner.
As a young boy, Jerry moved to Sunnyside,
where he grew up and attended school. He joined the U.S. Army on Nov. 12,
While serving his country, Jerry
traveled to Vietnam and Korea. It was in Korea, where he met the love of his
life, Nam Sun Choi. Mr. Whitner was honorably discharged from military service
on March 10, 1972. Jerry and Nam Sun moved back to the states. He worked at the
aluminum plant near Goldendale in 1972. After the plant closed he worked for
Doley’s Farm, then he went on to own and operate JNP Trucking. In 1991, Mr.
Whitner then opened Jerry’s Stop & Go, which he owned and operated until
2005. In 2004, he and Nam Sun bought the Ponderosa Motel.
Jerry enjoyed hunting,
fishing (especially for trout) and most recently, playing around with
He always dreamed of owning a
chopper and a red sports car convertible.
Mr. Whitner is survived by
his loving wife, Nam Sun of Goldendale; one son, Paul Whitner serving in the
military, stationed in Korea; one daughter, Jamie Whitner attending college in
Pullman; one brother, Kenneth Whitner of Goldendale; two sisters, Paula DeLorme
of Great Falls, Mont. and Theresa Robertson of Sunnyside; one uncle, Dick
Whitner; his aunt and uncle, Anna Mae and John Travis; and numerous nieces and
Jerry was preceded in death
by his parents, Paul and Patricia Whitner.
Funeral services will be
held Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Erdman Funeral Home, with burial to
be held at Mt. View Cemetery.
be a reception at Klickitat County PUD following the services. Erdman Funeral
Home in Goldendale is in charge of arrangements.