Gregory Gerke

February 2, 2021

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Gregory Jay Gerke, 63, of La Grande, died Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at the La Grande Post-Acute Rehab Medical Facility. 

Greg was born October 15, 1957 in Rockford, Illinois. 

He joined the United States Army in 1975.  After he was honorably discharged he began a career in transportation driving a Semi-truck.  One of his proudest accomplishments was operating and owning a Semi-Truck.

Greg lived many places during his life including Anaheim, CA, Prineville, Union, and La Grande, OR.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, mushrooming, and riding 4-wheelers.  He also loved to spoil his dogs Jake and Bandit during their lives.  Greg had a funny sense of humor and would always say, “That’s what she said”.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Greg is survived by his daughter Lena Gray of La Grande, OR; grandchildren Trevor Lofton and Alexia Gray; great-grandchildren Michael and Sara Lofton.

For those who would like to make a memorial donation in memory of Greg may do so to help defray his funeral expense through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services PO Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Online condolences can be shared at


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