Jerald Francis Laurion

Aug. 3 1929 - Nov. 29, 2011

Jerald Francis Laurion died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at the age of 82. He was born Aug. 3, 1929, in Washburn, and was from a family of five children.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Leona Marie Willis (Stan); a brother, Ervin Laurion (Gayle); his wives, Lois Lorraine (Compton) Laurion and Rosemary (Pasch) Laurion; his stepson, Byron Pasch; and a daughter, Lorraine Laurion.

He is survived by a sister, Dorothy (Harry) Bourgo; a brother, Bernard (Joyce) Laurion; a sister-in-law and good friend, Gayle Laurion; children, Darlene (John) Schamerhorn, Lori (Bill) Wendt, Kevin Laurion, Scott (Tracie) Laurion and Mari Anderson; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Laurion; and his stepchildren, Beatrice Lynch, Rosemary Knapp (Howard), Elizabeth Pasch, Angela Pasch, David Pasch, Patrice (Richard) Shanks and Thomas (Jen) Pasch; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Special thanks to his caretaker and friend, Steve Shanks.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Joan of Arc, 120 Nashotah Road, Nashotah, followed by a Mass. Burial will be with full military honors at Mount Olivet Cemetery, located off of Forest Home at 3801 W. Morgan Ave., Milwaukee, promptly at 12:45 p.m. Saturday.

Jerald will be remembered by the many he made smile. His great sense of humor, his love of animals, his stock market reports, his refusal to get sick and his many stories will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha.

Jerald served in both the Merchant Marines and the U.S. Army. He was employed by Oscar Meyer in Madison and served as a Milwaukee police officer. He had a long career as a precision gear balancer for heavy equipment at the Falk/Sunstrand Corp., Milwaukee.

"May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
May the rains fall softly upon your fields and until we meet again,
May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand."
"Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand."