Jerald W. McNallie, 73, of Eau Claire passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2023, at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire.

Jerry was born on July 1, 1949, to Nelson and Hilda (Gunderson) McNallie in Eau Claire, WI. He served in the United States Coast Guard from 1967 to 1971. Jerry married Lois Lee on July 15, 1972, in Osseo, WI. In 1983 they settled in Eau Claire and raised a family together. Jerry loved his family and friends. If you knew Jerry, you knew that he always had a story or a joke to tell.

Jerry is survived by wife, Lois; sons, Kyle McNallie, and Matthew (Claire) McNallie; granddaughter, Evelyn Rehbein; sisters-in-law, Barbara McNallie, Laurie McNallie, Karen Swanson, Donna Higley, and Virginis Ottosen; brothers-in-law, Gerald Ekern and Lou Ottosen; cousin, Kathy (Scott) Wisniewski; and many nieces and nephews.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Nelson, and Hilda McNallie; sisters, Nanette Tidquist, and Judy Ekern; and brothers, Robert McNallie, and Ronald McNallie.

A memorial service will be Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel. A visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Saturday.


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  1. Dear family and friends of Jerry McNallie, we are so sorry to have read of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences. In the difficult days to come may the many wonderful memories of Jerry give you comfort. Something we have personally found to be of great comfort are the thoughts expressed in the Bible at John 5:28 “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his (Jesus) voice and come out “. May God Jehovah comfort you during this difficult time.

  2. Dear Lois, Matt and Kyle
    We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Jerry, it was quite a shock to us both.
    He was a wonderful man to extend his friendship and offer his home to us on our visit.
    Deepest sympathy to the entire family and all friends. I will miss our chats about football…May he rest in peace…

  3. Lois
    So sorry to hear of your loss of Jerry. I always enjoyed chatting with him at Jeffers.
    My sympathy goes out to you, Kyle and the rest of your family.

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