Gerold ‘Jerry’ Lingle Sr.

June 7, 1937 - March 16, 2007

Gerold "Jerry" Lingle Sr. of Waukesha passed away Friday, March 16, 2007, at his daughters home in Minnesota surrounded by his family from complications related to diabetes at age 69. Jerry was born June 7, 1937, in Antigo, the son of the Henry and Verna (nee Wegner) Lingle.

After graduation, Jerry joined the U.S. Air Force serving in Korea, Japan and the Philippines. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Menting of Waukesha in July 1960.

Jerry was known as "Jerry the glassman" in the Milwaukee-Waukesha area for more than two decades. His love for the outdoors lead him to retire from glass and purchase the Carter Bar in northern Wisconsin. Jerry returned to Waukesha and went to work at Accurate Products driving trucks for 20 years, retiring in September 2006.

Jerry loved to spend time with family and friends, playing on his computer and trips to the casino with his sister. He also had a great love for cards and fishing.

He is the beloved father of Gerold "Jay" (Lynn) of Cannon Falls, Minn., Barbara (Kevin) Marshall of Alden, Minn., and Lynn (Scott) Shaffer of Wabeno. Jerry also is survived by his grandchildren, Scott Jr., Jesse, David, Joshua, Kelsey, Jordan and Madison; his sister, JoAnn La Marche; sister-in-law, Ellen Lingle of Waukesha; and many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert, William and Patrick; and sisters, Dorothy Hovey, Irene Reimers, Mary Freitag and Carol Standish.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. memorial service Friday, March 30, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

Memorials in Jerry’s name can be made to The American Diabetes Association, Milwaukee office, 2323 N. Mayfair Road, Suite 502, Wauwatosa, WI 53226, or to the family.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.

Jerry’s charm and wit will be sadly missed by all the people whose lives he has touched.