Gerald Merath

After winning the ultimate battle, surrounded by family and friends, Gerald Merath passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013.

Gerald was the loving husband to Patricia and proud father to Jennifer Merath, Michele Wallace, Timmothy (Kim) Merath, and Katheren (Jon) Reinke. He left six amazing grandchildren, Bella, Tyler, Ashton, Beker, Lily and Aelyn. He is also survived by three sisters, Dianne, Geralynn and Barbara; and three brothers, Kenneth, Dennis and Timothy.

Gerald was predeceased by his parents, Milton and Florence Merath, and wonderful Aunt Kate, who meant the world to him.

The family will honor Gerald with a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Monday, July 29, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit