Gerald A.‘Jerry’ Marth

May 14, 1939 – Jan. 17, 2010

Gerald A. "Jerry" Marth of Pewaukee passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010. He was born in Milwaukee on May 14, 1939, a son of the late Carl and Norma Marth-Moser.

Jerry was a graduate of Marquette University, earning a degree in mechanical engineering. He was married to Jean D. (Pegler) on Sept. 10, 1966, and the two raised a son and daughter. Jerry worked many years for A.O. Smith and retired from Tower Automotive. He was a longtime member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Waukesha and was also an avid Packers fan. Jerry was proud of the home that he and his son had built up north and enjoyed anytime spent there. He and his wife belonged to a sheepshead card club and Jerry also enjoyed following the stock market and gambling. His greatest love, however, was for his grandchildren. He loved anytime spent with them and will be sadly missed.

Jerry is survived by his beloved wife of more than 43 years, Jean; his daughter, Michele (Jeff) Johnson of Waukesha; and his son, Christopher (Linda Sobeck) Marth of Boulder, Colo. Jerry will also be remembered by his grandchildren, Samuel, Margaret, Anne and Sacha. He also leaves a brother, James (Joanne) Marth of Wawautosa; a stepsister, Corinne Westcott of Pewaukee; and a sister-inlaw, Kathleen Lyles of Merton.

Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 5 p.m. service Friday, Jan. 22, at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp St., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Frank Janzow will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Ascension Lutheran Church, c/o either the Good Samaritan Fund or the Ascension Sunday School, at the above address.

The family wishes to thank the ICU nurses and staff at Froedtert for the wonderful care he received.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.