Gerald ‘Jerry’ Ridgman

March 8, 1930 — Aug. 31, 2014

Gerald “Jerry” Ridgman, age 84, of Dousman, died on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at Angels Grace Hospice in Oconomowoc.

Jerry, known as the “Boss” to his many friends, was born on March 8, 1930. He was the third generation of the Ridgmans to run the family farm in the Town of Ottawa. Jerry always enjoyed conversation with friends and neighbors.

Jerry is survived by his three sons, John, Mike and Mark (Kim); grandchildren Tammy, Kristy and Karisa; great-grandson Brandon; friend Joan; other relatives; and a great number of dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emery and Beatrice Ridgman; wife, Helen; and sister, Phyllis (Laurel) Roach.

A graveside service for Jerry will be held on Thursday, September 4, at 11:00AM at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Highway 67, Eagle, with Pastor Steven Blyth officiating.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the caregivers, friends and neighbors for the care they gave to Jerry through the years.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials in Jerry’s name to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016; or AngelsGrace Hospice, N74W35908 Servants Way, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.

Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Eagle is assisting the family, 262-594-2442. For the online guest registry, please go to