Gerald C. Rheingans


March 31, 1920 - Dec. 3, 2012



Gerald C. Rheingans was born in Chippewa Falls on March 31, 1920, to Henry and Florence Rheingans, and found peace Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the age of 92.


The family moved to Waukesha, where he met the love of his life, Geraldine Banks. They were wed June 22, 1943, while he was serving in the Army Air Corps. After the war, he worked at Bordens. He then worked at the Waukesha Post Office for 43 years, first as a city carrier, then as a rural carrier. He was also the treasurer of the Waukesha Federal Credit Union.  


Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; his dear wife; his brother, Truman (Anna); his sisters, Geraldine (Harold) Smith, Bernice (Arthur) Sweitzer and Muriel Schwenn; and his daughter-in-law, Betty.  


Gerald is survived by his sister, Ruth (James) Weeks; his sister-in-law, Audrey (Floyd Jr.) Banks; his children, Gary and Laurie (Karl) Kliesch; his grandchildren, Amy (Ryan), Lindsay (Whitney), Erica (Juan) and Justin; and his great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Amaya, Ethan, Natasha, Ava, Kiera, Gabriella and Damien. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and dear friends.  


He will be missed for his generous nature and sense of humor.


Per the family’s wishes, there will be no services.


Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 827-0659, is serving the Rheingans family.