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Gerald Thomas Migota

May 16, 1944 July 25, 2019
Gerald Thomas Migota
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Gerald Thomas Migota Jr. was born May 16, 1944 to Gerald Thomas Sr. and June Arlene ( Benson) Migota in Wallace, Idaho. He grew up in Coeur d'Alene and graduated from Coeur d'Alene High school in 1963. Following his education he enlisted in the United States Air Force in March of 1965. He served during the Vietnam war as a Military Policeman and was stationed in Okinawa. Jerry attained the rank of sergeant, was honorably discharged in March 1967, and returned to Coeur d'Alene. In 1974, he met Joanne Gentry. The couple was united in marriage on July 30, 1977. Their union was blessed with a son, Ty and 42 years of marriage together. The couple lived and raised their family in Coeur d'Alene. Jerry worked for the Don LaVoie Distributing as a truck driver and later for the public schools as a school bus driver. Jerry died at his home on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the age of 75 years.

Jerry was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed fishing many lakes in Idaho, Washington, and Montana. He also enjoyed playing the guitar and blue grass music. He especially enjoyed time spent with family and friends.

Jerry is lovingly remembered by his wife Joanne of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; a son, Ty (Brenda) Migota of Seattle, Washington; two grandchildren, Stella and Isabel. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Blessed be the memory of Gerald Thomas Migota.

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