Jerome A. ‘Jerry’ Seidl Sr.
Dec. 15, 1933 - July 25, 2012
A. “Jerry” Seidl Sr. of The Villages in Florida, (formerly of
Waukesha), died Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at the age of 78. Jerry was
born Dec. 15, 1933, in Milwaukee, the son of Francis (Frank) and Irene
(nee Hoernke) Seidl.
enjoyed life and was dedicated to his wife and family. He spent his career
serving his community in Wisconsin before retiring to Florida in 2001.
While in Wisconsin, Jerry was a member of the Wisconsin National Guard,
on the Board of Directors of the Red Cross (Milwaukee) Western Regional
Planning Committee, the Board of Directors of the American Heart
Association, the Waukesha Masonic Lodge 0037, a 32nd Degree Mason of the
Valley of Milwaukee, member of the Scottish Rite Bodies in the Valley of
Milwaukee, Jesters, National Sojourners Milwaukee Chapter No. 27 and
past potentate of the Tripoli Temple of Milwaukee. Jerry proudly served
the city of Waukesha as a firefighter for 34 years. He retired as the
fire chief and as an elected city alderman for six years. After retiring
to Florida, Jerry became active in American Legion Post 0400 and
was a member of The Villages Concert and Sunshine Stroller Marching
Bands. He was past president of the Belle Aire Social Club and managed
the Belle Aire Men’s Softball team. He won numerous medals in the
Senior Olympic Games in basketball and bowling and enjoyed playing golf
and bocce ball.
will be sadly missed by his wife, Linda (nee Stuberg), whom he married
Oct. 6, 1956; his son, Jerome “Jerry” (Pamela) Seidl Jr. of
Burlington; his grandchildren, Jerome “Jerry” (Chelsea) Seidl III of
Waukesha, Adam (Candace) Seidl of Monmouth, Ill., Ashleigh (Julio)
Moreno of Burlington and Amy (Jeff) Smith of Burlington;
great-grandchildren, Elena, Michael, Veronica, Zach, Hayleigh, Jordyn,
Chase, Makayla, Abby, Savana, Emory, Mateo and Autumn; his brothers,
Francis Seidl of Oxford, Fla., and Eugene (Marcy) Seidl of Milwaukee;
his niece, Julianne (Jim) Trzcinko of Milwaukee; his nephew, Allen Seidl
of Woodstock, Ga.; and his great-nieces and great-nephews, Grayson,
Natalie, Alyssa and Nicholas.
for Jerry will be from 3 p.m. until the 7 p.m. Masonic service
Wednesday, Aug. 22, followed by the religious memorial service, at the
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd.,
Waukesha. Jerry was proud to serve our country. In honor of his
dedicated service, the VFW post will begin their walk-through ceremony
at 3 p.m. and there will be full military honors at the conclusion of
the religious service.
memorial service will be held in Florida on Aug. 11 at Hope
lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Cornerstone Hospice
Foundation, 601 Casa Bella, The Villages, FL 32162; Hope Lutheran
Church, 250 Avenida Los Angelos, The Villages, FL 32162; or to a charity
of the donor’s choice.
Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning
Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a
message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com,
or call 542-6609.