Gerald F. “Jerry” Mack

July 8, 1944-Nov. 15, 2020

Gerald F. “Jerry” Mack,

76, Drake, passed away

Sunday, November 15,

2020 at St. Aloisius Hos-

pital in Harvey. A private

service will be held Satur-

day, November 21, at

11:00 A. M. at St. Mar-

garet Mary Catholic

Church in Drake with

burial at the church

cemetery. This service

will be live streamed on

the following link:



Public visitation will be

held Friday from 5 P.M. to

7 P.M. at the church fol-

lowed by a private prayer

service at 7 P.M. CDC

recommendations includ-ing social distancing,

wearing masks, hand sani-

tizing and staying away if

not feeling well are en-

couraged. Arrangements

are with Nelson Funeral

Home of Drake.

Gerald Frank Mack, son

of Frank and Clara (Kraft)

Mack, was born July 8,

1944 on the family farm

southwest of Drake where

he grew up and began

farming with his father at

an early age. He received

his education at the Drake

Public School. Jerry con-

tinued farming for many

years with his brother Al-

len and later with his

nephews. He enjoyed

visits from his brother

Rick, whether it was to

hunt together or work

around the farm fixing

fence or repairing

machinery or buildings.

Jerry loved life on the

farm and especially en-

joyed raising his cattle

and building things with


Gerald was a member of

the St. Margaret Mary

Catholic Church and the

Knights of Columbus

Council No. 5856 of


He is survived by his

brothers, Allen (Kay)

Mack of Drake and

Richard Mack of Hazen;

and a number of nieces

and nephews who he

loved spending time with.

Gerald was preceded in

death by his parents and

sister-in-law, Gladys


Online condolences

may be shared at nelson-

funeral homesnd.com.