Graveside services for George Charles Jersak, 88, of Nacogdoches, will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, October 4, 2021, at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.
George was born and raised in Hopkins, Minnesota. He graduated from Hopkins High School and attended University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. At an early age of his life, George joined The United States Air Force. He proudly served our country in this capacity for over 20 years, retiring as a Major in the USAF. He honorably spent his time in the Air Force as a pilot and enjoyed seeing many parts of the country over the years. He flew cargo jets as well as WWII Bombers and knew he did his part for the other servicemen during the Korean war. During his tenure, he met Rosemary, an Air Force Stewardess and the two fell in love. They were married in 1959 and had two children, Brenda and Brian. George loved his children and when he was afforded the opportunity to see his grandchildren and watch them grow, his heart was overjoyed. Family was important to him and although he was a simple man, he was very devoted to making sure he always had little snacks available when his favorite little people who lovingly called him Grandpa!
After his retirement from the Air Force, George was able to spend more time doing what he loved. He had a very special gift of building anything from wood. Over the years, he made many pieces of furniture in his fully functional woodshop. He also took time to build puzzles and different games by hand. His artwork with wood was beautiful and those pieces will be treasured for years to come.
George is survived by his children, Brenda Lee Cook & husband, Mike of Nacogdoches and Brian Jersak & wife, Xiaolei of Springfield, Virginia; grandchildren, David Cook & wife, Itzayana of McAllen, John Cook & wife Charity of Henderson, Sarah Cook & fiance’ Beau Kitchen of San Antonio, Esther Cook of Nacogdoches and Oliver Cook of Henderson.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rosemary and siblings, William Jersak and Helen Redeke and husband, Wayne.
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