G. Gerald ‘Gerry’ Hoggatt

May 10, 1932 – Feb. 5, 2011

G. Gerald "Gerry" Hoggatt of Waukesha, formerly of Sheboygan, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at LindenGrove at the age of 78.
    He was born May 10, 1932, in Lead, S.D., the son of George and Anna (nee Wright) Hoggatt. After graduating from Black Hills Teachers College in South Dakota, Gerry proudly served his county in the U.S. Army for two years. On June 14, 1958, he was united in marriage to Jean Tomasetti, and together they resided in Sheboygan for more than 46 years. He was an active member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Sheboygan, where he especially enjoyed singing in the church choir. He was employed at Vinyl Plastics in Sheboygan for 34 years until his retirement. As a member of the UAW union, he held the position of recording secretary for many years. He was also very active in Scouting, acting as a Webelos leader for almost 40 years. Gerry was a faithful blood donor and helped with the set up of many mobile blood drives. He was involved with Civic Music, which brought musical performances to the Sheboygan area, and was also a member of the Sheboygan Astronomical Society. Along with his wife, Gerry always enjoyed dancing and walking. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, reading and dancing with them. He had the special ability to make friends wherever he went.
    Gerry will be deeply missed by his wife of 52 years, Jean of Waukesha; his sons, Scott (Judy) Hoggatt of Brookfield and Ross (Jenn) Hoggatt of Waukesha; grandchildren, Joanna, Gabriella, Michael, Joshua, Luke, Matthew and Sophia; sister, Betty Dyke of South Dakota; and brother, Ralph Hoggatt of South Dakota.
    He was preceded in death by his sister, Katherine Mangold; brother, John Hoggatt; and his parents.
    Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon memorial service Saturday, Feb. 12, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Gerry’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214; St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 623 Ontario Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53081; or to The Caring Place, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.
    For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.