Gerald Lawrence Schertz
Born to life in 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of the late Lawrence Schertz and the late Isabel Schertz, Jerry found eternal peace on September 2nd, 2020, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the age of 82years.
Jerry was the dear brother of Jean Ann (Richard) Hermann, John (the late Jean) Schertz and James (Nancy) Schertz. He was the special uncle of Janet, Jacqueline, Kevin (Stacy), Deborah (Ryan), Sara (Jay), Angela, Michael, Tammy and Christopher and great uncle to Logan, Emmerson, Olivia, Aiden, Emme and Archer. He is further survived by other relatives and friends. Jerry was also preceded in death by his longtime beloved friend, Betty Heymanns.
Jerry was a skilled woodworker with a lifelong love of woodworking. Many hours were spent in his basement workshop crafting and creating one-of-a-kind items. Jerry especially loved time spent at his cherished cabin in Rhinelander, WI which was built by Jerry and his family.
Jerry was also a devoted brother and uncle. He was godfather and confirmation sponsor to four of his nieces and nephews. He lived his final years at Clifden Court in Franklin, Wisconsin, where he was well-loved by the staff and residents.
The family would like to offer special thanks to the many care givers at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center and to the caring and exceptional staff at Clifden Court (especially Keenan) for their dedicated support of Jerry over the past 12+ years.
Jerry lived life to the fullest, surrounded by his loved ones. He taught us all the meaning of determination, perseverance and what it meant to have a life well-lived. He was never one to let his circumstances slow him down or stand in his way. He will be greatly missed by many.
A visitation will be held for Jerry on Tuesday, September 8th, 2020, from 11:30am until the time of the prayer service at 1:30pm, all at Jelacic Funeral Home, 5639 West Hampton Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53218. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to Broadscope Disability Services in Jerry's name.
"May he rest in peace. Amen."
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