Jerome (Szelmeczki) Schell
Feb. 2, 1933 ó Sept. 29, 2017
Jerome Casimir Schell, 84, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King.
Jerry was born February 2, 1933, to Harry and Anna Szelmeczki in Milwaukee, the oldest of three children. He graduated from Marquette High School in 1951.
Jerry served in the Navy as a corpsman on the hospital ship USS Consultation during the Korean War. He met his beautiful bride, Patricia Frances Martin, in Milwaukee and they married in 1959. They raised four children.
After his assignment in the armed services, Jerry began a long career in industrial cleaning product and chemical sales, moving to the California bay area in 1967. Jerry loved to spend time with his family, friends and church community. He was actively involved in golf and youth sports, and volunteered his time at various local community organizations, including St. Raymondís Church, the VFW and Moose Lodge. He was one of the longest inducted members of the Milwaukee Groundhog Club. Jerry also was an avid story teller and loved spending time with people.
Jerry is survived by his children David (Nina), Daniel (Cheryl),Doug (Colleen) and Karin (Steve Marcus); grandchildren Chris, Brittney, LaBella, Pat, Abby, Lauren, Pat, Natalie and Evan; siblings Maryann Roth and Tom Szelmeczki; and nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Anna Szelmeczki, and his beloved Patricia.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful nursing staff and community at King Veterans Home, where Jerry was loved and cared for.
A memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 9, at St. Bruno Catholic Parish, 226 W. Ottawa Ave., Dousman, WI 53118, with Father Dan Volkert officiating. The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. before the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stoughton VFW Post #328, 200 Veterans Road, Stoughton, WI 53589.
Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Palmyra is assisting the family, 262-495-2127. For the online guest registry, please go to www.haaselockwoodfhs.com.