Harlan J. ‘Har’ Gerritsen



Harlan J. “Har” Gerritsen, 82, of Oconomowoc, entered into eternal life Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.


Harlan is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Donna; children, Harlyn “Jeep” (Chris) Gerritsen, Michael (Sue) Gerritsen, Robert “RB” (Judy) Gerritsen, James (Angie) Gerritsen, Greta Webb and Rachel Gerritsen;  mother-in-law, Eileen Janik; brother-in-law, David (Mikyong) Janik; and sister-in-law, Debbie (Stephen) Watts. He was a grandfather to Lyndsey, Autumn, Michelle, Jeremy, Jocelyn, Leasha, Bonnie Jean, Jacqueline, Austin, Mercedes, JonJames and James and brother to Charles (Catherine) Gerritsen, John (Beverly) Gerritsen and Gary (Pam) Gerritsen. Harlan  is also survived by many other relatives and friends.


He was preceded in death  by his sister, Charlene Kremers, and a loving daughter, Kathleen Hofstetter.


Har retired from TCG, where he was president and CEO. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. Har enjoyed auto racing, fishing, golfing, traveling and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.


Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the 5 p.m. celebration of life Thursday, Nov. 8, at Elmbrook Church, 777 S. Barker Road, Brookfield. Military honors will immediately follow the service.


In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to American Legion Post #399, P.O. Box 96, Okauchee, WI 53069.


Pagenkopf Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.