John H. Jerschefske Sr.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at 12 noon at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, W67 N622 Evergreen Blvd., Cedarburg, for John H. Jerschefske Sr., who passed away on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at the age of 88 from multiple myeloma at Santa Maria Nursing Home in Green Bay. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will follow at Zur Ruhe Cemetery.

John was born in Thiensville on Feb. 27, 1920, the son of John and Mary (nee Baehmann) Jerschefske. Throughout Johnís life he had various jobs. John was an avid hunter in Wisconsin, the western states and Canada.

Johnís family sends their sincere appreciation to the staff and caregivers at Santa Maria Nursing Home in Green Bay and Dr. Bayer and the oncology department of Green Bay for their loving care of their dad.

John was preceded in death by his wife, Byrdie; daughter Sandra; son John; granddaughter Casey; brother Jeff; and sister Irene. He is lovingly survived by his children, Sharyl Schultz, Shelley (Darrel) Kurtz, and Susan (Perry) West; grandchildren; Mark (Mary) Demler, Donna (Mike) Howarth, Bob (Maureen) Demler, Nicole (Matt) Stalter, Danielle Jerschefske, Kim Schultz, Robin Schultz, Michael (Alyssa) Schultz, Josh (Maureen) Kurtz and Jordan Jerschefske; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother Harold (the late Hilda) Jerschefske; and sisters, Lucille (Dick) Seeley and Honey (Ray) Wittkop; sister-in-law Betty Jerschefske; daughter-in-law Pat Jerschefske; other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Santa Maria Nursing Home activity department, 430 S. Clay St, Green Bay, WI 54301, or the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home is serving the family. For online condolences please go to