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Jerry operated the JERRY J. EBERHARDT agency for many years until his retirement in 1996.
Jerry enjoyed sports of all kinds, but was especially devoted to baseball. He played semi-pro baseball for 14 years with the popular local team, the Dubuque Star Brewers. The ball club toured around the Tri-States area, playing against famous barnstorming teams that included legendary players like Satchel Paige.
He wrote a sports column for the Loras College newspaper, and later entertained his friends with countless song parodies and poems written in honor of their birthdays. When he became a grandfather, he started writing a series of "memories" for his grandchildren of daily life in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. These vignettes eventually became a featured column in the local newspaper, The Golden View.
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