Jerry L. Trainer, 75, of Fort Dodge passed away peacefully at home on June 12, 2013 after a long, courageous battle with lung disease. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday June 17, 2013 at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel with burial following at North Lawn Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Jerry Lee Trainer was born on November 10, 1937 in Fort Dodge, the son of Gerald and Beatrice (Bean) Trainer. On July 25, 1957 Jerry was united in marriage to Donna Davis. Jerry worked for the City of Fort Dodge in the Street Department for 35 years before retiring on December 31, 1999. Jerry enjoyed working in his yard and tinkering in his garage. He was an avid Chicago Bears, Iowa Hawkeye’s and Dale Earnhardt fan.

Jerry is survived by his wife Donna; son Gary (Jackie) Trainer of Marathon, IA; daughters Sheri Brinton of Waseca, MN and Crystal (Robbie) Stevens of Fort Dodge; grandchildren Brienne (Robert) Backoff, Nicole and Brandon Brinton, Kelsey and Stevi Lynn Beck, Jessi (Chad) Capron, Nathan (Carmen) Trainer and Casey and Lexie Stevens; 7 great-grandchil dren; his brother Tom (Eunice) Trainer of San Antonio, TX; 3 sisters-in-law; 1 brother-in-law and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; great-granddaughter Halee Backoff; 1 sister-in-law and 3 brothers-in-law.