Jerome ‘Jerry’ Hepp

April 9, 1936 – March 25, 2013

Jerome “Jerry” Hepp of Waukesha passed away peacefully Monday, March 25, 2013, at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 76. He was born April 9, 1936, in Waukesha, the son of Miles and Bernice (nee Kreuser) Hepp.

Jerome was a proud U.S. Army veteran. He also worked for the U.S. Postal Service in excess of 30 years. He enjoyed helping with the local soap box derby races. During Jerry’s racing years, B and M Auto Salvage sponsorship was very much appreciated.

Jerry will be sadly missed by his children, Jeffery (Sylvia) Hepp of Waukesha, James (Mary) Hepp of Mukwonago and Joyce (John) Bannantine of Ames, Iowa; grandchildren, Jennette, John, David, Michael, Jordan, Emily, Christian and Noah; and his great-grandson, Jason. He is further survived by a brother, James (Eilene) Hepp and Milene (the late Donald) Wegner; former wife, Joanne Dobbeck; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jean Hepp; a son, Jerry Hepp; and a brother, Thomas Hepp.

The visitation for Jerome will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Thursday, March 28, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. Andy Fetters will be officiating. Burial will follow immediately at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials to St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Quilters in memory of Bernice Hepp and in honor of Joanne Dobbeck, 424 Hyde Park Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188, would be appreciated.

A special thank-you to Joanne for the care and ongoing friendship she gave to Jerry; as well as AngelsGrace Hospice for the compassionate care they showed during Jerry’s stay there.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.