Gale, Jeremy Nestaval "Jerry" of Deephaven, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday March 12, 2022 at the age of 88 due to complications caused by Parkinson's Disease. He is remembered as an unconditionally affectionate, loving and supportive husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, uncle and friend. His humility, kindness, generosity, and sense of humor were a gift to all who had the pleasure to know him. Jerry was raised with his brother Sam by parents Samuel and Stella in South Minneapolis where he enjoyed a fun and loving childhood. He attended Washburn High School (Class of '51), graduated from The University of Minnesota with a BA degree in 1955, and joined the US Navy in 1958. He served as a Communications Officer in the Philippines and Coronado Island, California. After naval service he studied design at Chouinard Art Institute, California and while visiting Minneapolis on a school break, he met and fell in love with Donna Anderson. They married in 1962 and in 1965 settled in Deephaven where they raised their two children and have happily resided ever since. Jerry was a well-respected Art Director in the Minneapolis advertising scene until retirement, making many lifelong friends along the way. Jerry was an accomplished competitive swimmer from a young age, known for his effortless style. He enjoyed a lifetime of swimming, providing friends and family with fond memories around the pool at home. He built custom model airplanes to satisfy his interest in the history of military aircraft and after retirement became a pastel painter, masterfully breathing life into the beautiful locations of his travels. His varied talents and interests allowed him to live a rich life and his legacy lives on through his creativity and those he inspired. He is preceded in death by parents, Samuel Chester Gale and Stella Nestaval Gale, and brother Samuel Corser Gale. He is survived by his devoted wife Donna, son Samuel (Liane), daughter Ann (Andrew Munkacsi), and grandsons Matthew and Magnus. The family would like to thank each individual of the Park Nicollet Hospice and Visiting Angels teams who cared for Jerry at the end of his life. A public memorial service will be held at Plymouth Congregational Church at a later date to be announced.

Published on March 27, 2022