Gerald James Zulkoski, 87 of Overton died Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Plum Creek Health Care in Lexington.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton with Father Alex Borzych, officiating. Interment with military honors will be in the Overton Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April, 16, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. with Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton.
Gerald was born June 19, 1931 in Valley County, to Casimir and Anna (Valasek) Zulkoski. Gerald graduated from Sargent High School with the class of 1949. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country from March 11, 1952 until he was honorably discharged on Feb. 19, 1954. After the service he attended community college for two years.
On April 14, 1956 he was united in marriage to Regina Ann Augustyn in Elyria, Nebraska. Eight children were blessed to this union: Patrick, Gregory, Denise, Kevin, Coleen, Jody, Mark and William.
The couple farmed in the Comstock area until moving to Overton in 1977. Gerald was then employed by Sperry New Holland for five years, then attended the Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1993 and was employed by the Dawson County Sheriff’s Department for 16 years.
Gerald was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Overton, St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington, the American Legion and VFW, Elks Lodge, Knights Of Columbus as a 4th degree Knight, served as an usher at church, Overton Rural Fire Board for 25 years, Overton Planning Commission for numerous years and was a member of the Overton Fire Department.
Gerald enjoyed hunting, fishing and taking many leisurely drives around the state as well as spending time with his family.
Survivors include; his children, Patrick Zulkoski of Broken Bow, Gregory Zulkoski of Comstock, Kevin (Christine) Zulkoski of Overton, Mark (Lisa) Zulkoski of Omaha, William (Tamma) Zulkoski of Kearney, Denise (Michael) O’Neill of Alda, Coleen Burgess of Eaton, Colo., and Jodi (Alton) Wenburg of Cozad, one sister Alyce Zulkoski of North Platte; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren with one on the way as well as extended family and many friends.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Regina in 2017; daughter-in-law, Angi, son-in-law, Craig and a great- granddaughter Raygen.
Memorials are suggested to the Dawson County Hero’s Flight, Holy Rosary Catholic Church or the Overton Volunteer Fire Department.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home ibn Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:reynoldslovefuneralhome.com