Gerald R. Hoover
Jan. 7, 1932 — Nov. 17, 2017
Gerald R. Hoover (Jerry) passed away peacefully to his heavenly home on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at AngelsGrace, Oconomowoc.
He was the beloved husband of 65 years to Joanne (nee Vollmer) of Mukwonago; father of Jay and Linda (nee Schwinn) of Rice Lake, Sandy and Mike Huebner of Waukesha, Robert of Ixonia, and Bruce and Tatiana (nee Goncharova) of Shorewood. Gerald was grandfather to Stephanie Hoover, Matthew (Sarah), Brad and Ryan (Christy) Huebner, Rachel (Kevin) Kvasnica and Nicholas Hoover; and 11 great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his brothers James (Margaret), Frank (Betty) and Richard; sister Nancy Smith; and sister-in- laws Joyce Hoover, Carol (Virgil) Davis, Virginia Smith; and brother-in-law, Bill (Linda) Vollmer.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Viola; brothers John and Bert; brothers-in-law Clarence (Butch) Vollmer and John Smith; parent-in-laws Clarence and Evelyn Vollmer; daughter-in-law, Linda Hoover (nee Armitage); and nephew, Paul Hoover. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
A heartfelt thank-you for the loving and kind, nursing care he received at AngelsGrace Hospice and from the pastor staff of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Jerry was a lifelong resident of Mukwonago. As a skilled carpenter, he built many homes in the area throughout his lifetime. He also served as the Town of Mukwonago building inspector. Jerry’s hobbies included bowling and traveling with his wife on their BMW motorcycles across the country. Jerry was an avid Packers fan, attending the famed “Ice Bowl.” As a lifetime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Mukwonago, he served on many boards, served as an usher and a Pioneer leader. Jerry was known for his sense of humor, genuine smile and a big heart. He will be missed by many.
Visitation will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Highway NN in Mukwonago on Saturday, Nov. 25, starting at 11:30 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 1 p.m., followed by a luncheon. Pastor Bortulin will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to his family.