Jerrold "Jerry" Elmer Isaacs

April 6, 1939 - June 8, 2021

Obituary for Jerrold "Jerry" Elmer Isaacs

Age 82 of Otsego Minnesota, was called to his Heavenly Home June 8, 2021. Jerry was born to Lillian Pavola Isaacs and Waino Elmer Isaacs April 6, 1939 in Wolf Lake Becker County Minnesota at his Pavola grandparents’ farm.

He married Joan LaFeir July 17, 1965, in Negaunee Michigan.

Jerry was preceeded in death by his parents Lillian and Elmer Isaacs, a sister Joanne Hietala Yoki, and a niece Patricia Hietala.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Joan Isaacs of Otsego, Minnesota, a daughter Tara Isaacs of Otsego, Minnesota, a sister Barbara Hemmila of Kettle River, Minnesota, numerous nieces and nephews and a Host of Brothers and Sisters in Faith.

Jerry supervised road construction around the state of Minnesota for the Ford construction company and owned his own excavating company.

He worked for Republic steel in Cleveland, Ohio, and was sent to Liberia west Africa, where he supervised off the road tires for Liberia Mining Company in Bomi Hills, West Africa.

Returning to the US he worked for Bridgestone/Firestone corporate office in Akron Ohio and traveled back to Africa and several other countries.

He finished his working career in North Dakota watching the performance of truck tires in the coal fields for the largest haul trucks in the world.

Retiring in 2002, the family bought a winter home in Port Richey then Hudson Florida returning to Deer River for seven years and Otsego Minnesota after that for the summers.

The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at North Memorial Health Hospital both in Maple Grove and Robbinsdale for the excellent care he received.


Saturday, June 19th

Deer River Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church
33589 Co Rd 89
Deer River, MN

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Saturday, June 19th

Deer River Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church
33589 Co Rd 89
Deer River, MN

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Saturday, June 19th Immediately following the service

Lindenwood Cemetery
33589 Co Rd 89
Deer River, MN 56636

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