Jerome M. Rockteacher
Nov. 11, 1928 – Dec. 6, 2013
Jerome Martin Rockteacher of Mukwonago was born to eternal life Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Linden-Grove in Waukesha at the age of 85 years.
He was born in Eagle on Nov. 11, 1928, the son of Martin and Evelyn (nee Kramer) Rockteacher. On July 2, 1949, he married Betty Lou Leverenz at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Eagle. Jerome retired from the Waukesha County Highway Department after 43 years of service and served on the North Prairie Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of St. James Catholic Parish in Mukwonago. Jerome loved gardening, being on his golf cart and his morning breakfast groups, but most of all he enjoyed being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who meant the world to him.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of 64 years, Betty Lou of Mukwonago, and their children, Gary (Sandra) Rockteacher of Mukwonago and Susan Rockteacher of Mukwonago; his dear grandchildren, Brian (Nichole) Rockteacher of Mukwonago, Kevin (Jessie) Rockteacher of West Allis and Rebecca (fiancé Kevin Schmidt) Rockteacher of North Prairie; and his seven precious great-grandchildren, Makayla, Emma, Olivia, Taylor, Ava, Lilly and Jaxson. He is further survived by his brothers, John (the late Connie) Rockteacher of Mukwonago and Dave (Kathy) Rockteacher of Eagle, along with nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Melvin.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 11 a.m. until the time of the 1 p.m. funeral Mass at St. James Catholic Parish, 830 County Road NN E, Mukwonago, WI 53149. The Rev. Mick Savio will preside. Graveside services will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha. Please meet at the cemetery office.
If desired, memorials are appreciated to St. James Catholic Parish (address above).
The family extends a special thank you to the doctors and staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and LindenGrove for the care given to Jerome.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 547-4035 or visit the website at www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.