Jerry Krahn, 1936-2014

Jerry Krahn, a longtime business agent for the former Oregon State District Council of Carpenters, Pacific Northwest District Council of Carpenters, and Carpenters Local 247, passed away Jan. 13. He was 77.

Jerry Krahn
Jerry Krahn

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Daniel Krahn was born April 27, 1936 in Rochester, Minn. After graduation from Lourdes High School in Rochester, he met and married Hildegard ‘Peggy’ Benson.

They moved to Portland in 1956.

Jerry worked as a carpenter and was a member of Carpenters Local 1020, which later merged into Carpenters 247. When the International Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners  merged all Carpenter locals throughout the Pacific Northwest in 2011, Krahn was made an honorary member of Local 156.

Krahn is survived by his wife; two sons, Jay and Jeff; two daughters, Mary and Becky; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debbe; and son, David.

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