Died: 16 December 2020
Gerald W. “Jerry” Jung, 88, of West Bend, passed away on 16 December 2020, at Hope Health and Rehabilitation in Lomira.
Jerry was born on 15 April 1932, in the town of Wayne, the son of the late Herbert and Flora (nee Basler) Jung. Jerry graduated from West Bend High School in 1951. He went on to proudly serve his country for 4 years during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 – 1955. On 22 October 1955, he was united in marriage to Lois Weinreich at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Bend. Lois preceded Jerry in death on 25 May 2018.
Jerry was employed at Barton Products for 33 years and during that time he was also a member of the West Bend Fire Department. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans Association Cpl. Richard A. Bell Chapter III where he served as treasurer and member of the firing squad. He was also a 30+ year member of the American Legion Lt. Ray Dickop Post #36. Jerry was a lifelong and active member at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in West Bend.
Jerry enjoyed spending time at his lake property on Long Lake where he would go boating and fishing. He was always working with his hands – fixing, tinkering, and woodworking. When Jerry was ever asked how he was doing, he always replied with “I’m okay” regardless of the situation.
Those Jerry leaves behind to cherish his memory include four children, Cheryl (Mark) Gottsacker, Mark (Charlene) Jung, Allen Jung, and Douglas (Shawn) Jung; four grandchildren, Jason (Christy) Gottsacker, Eric (Wendy) Gottsacker, Kimberly Gottsacker (Ryan Warren) and Preston Jung; and a great-grandson, Austin Gottsacker.
In addition to his wife and parents, Jerry was preceded in death by his sister, Marion (Vernon) Schacht.
Private funeral services for Jerry will be held at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Bend.
The Myrhum – Patten Funeral Home in West Bend has been entrusted with Jerry’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.
Jerry is listed in the 4th edition of the Friedrich Seidemann Family Tree Book on page 259 with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.