Gerald A. ‘Jerry’ Haas

Gerald A. “Jerry” Haas of Waukesha passed away Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at the age of 69.

He was born in Milwaukee, the son of Harvey and Julia Haas.

Jerry married the love of his life, Penelope “Penny” Schilz, on Nov. 4, 1967. He worked at Northwestern Mutual for more than 35 years, retiring in 2004 to enjoy his favorite sport, golf. Most of all, Jerry was a great family man; he loved spending time with his family. Jerry was loved by all who knew him and he would help those in need any way he could.

Jerry will be sadly missed by his wife of 46 years, Penny; his sons, John (Deborah) Haas, Jeff (Jenni) Haas and Joe (Tiffany) Haas; and his grandchildren, Ryan, Kyle, Aaron, Carter, Nicole, William, Marissa, Nicholas and Caitlin. He is further survived by his brothers, Richard (Mary), Carl (Charlotte), Ron (Martha), David (Vicky), Greg (Lynne) and Ralph (the late Esther) Haas; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.

The visitation for Jerry will be held from 3 p.m. until the 5 p.m. memorial Mass on Monday, Jan. 20, at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Curt Frederick will be officiating. The burial will take place privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jerry’s name would be appreciated to The Smile Train, P.O. Box 96231,Washington, D.C. 20090-6231; or Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation, Inc., Mail Station 3050, P.O. Box 199, Milwaukee, WI 53201.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.