Gerald G. Cronau, 88

Gerald G. Cronau, 88, of West Bend, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 at his residence in Cedar Ridge in West Bend.

He was born on Oct. 25, 1922 in Wauwatosa to the late Walter and Mertle (nee Mathews) Cronau. Gerald served his country honorably in the U.S. Merchant Marines, during World War II.

Gerald was a product manager for Modine Corporation in Racine until he retired in 1967. In 1987, he moved from Wauwatosa to Cedar Ridge in West Bend.

A memorial service in remembrance of Gerald will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13 in the Grand Hall at Cedar Ridge in West Bend. Chaplain Dave Stone will officiate. Entombment took place in Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service of West Bend is serving the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at