Gerald (Jerry) B. Himebauch, 77, and lifetime resident of Walnut Grove died of a heart attack on June 22, 2020. He was born on June 18, 1943 in Sacramento.
Jerry was a man who had a heart for others he loved and cared deeply. His greatest accomplishment in life was his family. He loved and adored his wife Donna Himebauch, his children Lynnette (David) Ferguson and Jeris Himebauch Wessel, his grandchildren Skyler (Rachel) Coldani, Kaitlynn (C.J) Pehl, Cody, Hunter and Madilynn Wessel and his great granddaughter Alexis Coldani.
He was a man that cared, not just for the people he knew, but also for those he did not know. He became a volunteer fireman at the age of 17 and then assistant Fire Chief and Fire Chief, during his 34 years of service to the community of Walnut Grove. He took great pride and honor in protecting and serving others. Jerry served in the U.S. Army as part of the 18th Airborne with dedication and courage. In addition to all of this, for 60 years he worked and owned Himebauch Auto Parts and Service until his retirement on March 1, 2016. He also owned J&D Himebauch Mini Storage for 23 years.
He was a friend to many, always available to help them, be it lending a hand or maybe a smile, a laugh or a handshake. There was nothing that he couldn’t do. When Jerry wasn’t doing what he did best by always being there for others, he enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and riding his motorcycle.
His family said, “We will be comforted by the many memories he has left in our lives. Though we are saddened by his passing, we can take great comfort in knowing that he had a life well lived and he is now and forever in the presence of the Lord.”
Ben Salas Funeral Home of Galt is assisting with arrangements.