G. Gerald ‘Gerry’ Hoggatt
May 10, 1932 – Feb. 5, 2011
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.