Charles Jerry Petrzelka, Jr., 59, of North Platte, passed away Friday, April 12, 2013 at his home. He was born Aug. 9, 1953 in Cheyenne, Wyo. to Charles J. Sr. and Bonnie L. (Gates) Petrzelka.
Jerry, as he was known, graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1971. The family moved to North Platte in 1971 when his father went to work on the railroad.
Jerry had numerous jobs, mostly construction and working on railroad ties in the summer. Jerry loved fishing, enjoyed deer hunting and working around the house. He was good at yard work and helping his mother.
Jerry will be remembered as easing going and always trying to help people.
Survivors include his mother, Bonnie Petrzelka of North Platte; two sisters, Joni McClure of North Platte and Deb Brown of Kearney; a brother in law, James Felty of North Platte; a niece Kelly McClure of North Platte; three nephews, Keenan and Clayton Brown of Kearney; and Chris McClure of Pierre, S.D.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Anna Felty.
Cremation was chosen and a private memorial service took place at the North Platte City Cemetery at a later date. Adams & Swanson was in charge of local arrangements.