11/14/1941 - 9/30/2020
Gerald “Jerry” Dunlap passed away on September 30th, 2020 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Born in Ord, Nebraska on November 14th, 1941, Jerry was the youngest of three children to Elwin and Alice Dunlap.
Jerry attended Ord High School and Kearney State College graduating in 1963. Jerry lettered in football, baseball, track and tennis earning All-America Honors twice in football. Jerry earned his bachelors degree in 1963 and later returned to complete his masters degree in education.
Jerry moved to Ventura, California in 1967 to begin his tenured career at Ventura College where he coach football and wrestling, later becoming the college’s athletic director and dean of physical education.
While at Ventura College, Jerry’s teams earned multiple conference championships and state titles. Jerry served as president of the Western States Conference and was inducted into the Ventura College Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the California Community College Athletic Directors Hall of Fame.
Jerry was well equipped to have fun, enjoyed his family and friends immensely. He was an active member in his community, helping out at school and church events whenever asked. His infectious smile, laugh, and positive attitude stayed with him throughout his life and will be missed, but will stay with those who had the opportunity to know him.
Jerry is survived by his children Jerry Dunlap and Krista Stephens. He is also survived by 3 grandchildren Lauren Dunlap and Natalie and Emily Pond. He is also survived by his sister Lorraine Peters and was preceded in death by parents Elwin and Alice Dunlap and sister Rosalie Barry.
A celebration of life will take place at a date to be determined.
Roeder Mortuary, Inc. - Gretna Chapel - 11710 Standing Stone - Gretna, NE - 402-332-0090 www.RoederMortuary.com