OBIT Zirkel webJerald Robert Zirkel, 56, of Coos Bay, passed away from natural causes Oct. 15.

“Jerry” was born Feb. 17, 1957, in Burns, to Thomas and LeAnna (Gullett) Zirkel. He was the oldest of two sons, and attended Hines Elementary before graduating from Burns Union High School in 1975. Jerry worked as a turbine operator in the lumber industry for 17 years. Most recently, he worked at the Sprint call center in Coos Bay.

He is survived by his father, Thomas, and stepmother, Jean Zirkel, of Scio; brother and family, John, Heather, and Jacob Zirkel, of Springfield; sons, Thomas John Zirkel of Longview, Wash., and Patrick Zirkel of Tacoma, Wash.; granddaughters, Kaylee and Bailey Zirkel; and grandsons, Cameron and Lealand Zirkel.

He was preceded in death by his mother, LeAnna, in 1980, and his niece, Amber, in 1993.

No services are planned. Please send condolences to 41464 Oupor Drive, Scio, OR 97437.

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