Donald A. Jerick

January 12, 2009

By Contributor

Donald A. Jerick

Donald A. Jerick, of North Bend and formerly of Issaquah, died Dec. 20, 2008, in Bellevue. He was 52.

Don will be buried with his parents in Spokane at Fairmount Memorial Park at a later date. A celebration of Don’s life will be shared by family and friends in the spring. 

Don was born March 6, 1956, in Spokane, to Nickolas and Dorothy Jerick. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Francis Xavier Church in Spokane. He was raised in Spokane and was a 1974 graduate of Gonzaga Prep. He also graduated from Spokane Falls Community College. While growing up in Spokane, Don and his parents were avid golfers at Wandermere Golf Course, where he and his Dad both had a “hole-in-one” to converse about for many years. 

Don was a former resident of Issaquah, where he was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. When he moved to North Bend, he became a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.

Don married Janet Farnam on March 18, 2006, in Preston, and they made their home in North Bend. He was a manager of sales at Acosta Sales and Marketing in Bellevue. Don was an avid golfer and member of the U.S. Golf Association. He and Janet enjoyed playing golf at Mount Si and Cascade golf courses. Good golfing memories were also shared in Maui with friend Timm. The best golf was enjoyed while visiting his cousins in Palm Springs, Calif.

Don is survived by his wife Janet; his sister Nikki Schafer and husband Dave, of Spokane; a niece; and two nephews.

Always a sports fan, Don was coach and mentor to Nelson Espe and Amber Bangsund for many years. Don will also be missed by his best friends: Scott Hill (Pam Brewer), Rorey Learn and the Timm Hopfenspirger family, all of Issaquah, and Jon Pieroni, of Spokane.

Don was an avid animal lover, so a donation in his memory to the animal shelter of your choice would be appropriate or a memorial contribution may be made to Overlake Hospital Cancer Center, 1135 116th Ave. N.E. Bellevue, WA 98004.

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory. Call 392-6444.

Friends and family are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guestbook at or call Don’s sister in Spokane at 509-994-3766.

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