Gerald R. Vetter, 71

Gerald R. “Jerry” Vetter, 71, of Beechwood, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk with his family at his side. He was born on Aug. 13, 1941, in Sheboygan, the son of the late Leland and Vivian (Staege) Vetter and on July 29, 1967, he was united in marriage to Carol Schladweiler at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Michaels.

Jerry served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in the town of Scott, the Robert G. Romaine American Legion Post 384 Kewaskum and a former member of the Fohl-Martin American Legion Post 483 Allenton.

Jerry enjoyed golfing, deer hunting and spending time at the cabin up north. His grandchildren were his pride and joy. They meant everything to him. Jerry will be deeply missed by his wife, his family and by all who knew him.

Those Jerry leaves behind to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 45 years, Carol; two children, Jerry (Christine) Vetter of Plymouth and Brenda (Dennis) Miller of Random Lake; five grandchildren, Wyatt Miller, Zachary and Lucas Vetter, and Taylor and Brady Ludvik; two brothers, Dennis (Jeanette) Vetter of Iron River and Dale Vetter of Beechwood; five sisters, Jeaneen (John) Kudek of Kewaskum, Gloria (Joseph) Boden of Black River Falls, Gelane (Carl) Firme of Sun Prairie, Elaine (Frank) Poos of Beechwood, and Diane (Jack) Jaeger of  Campbellsport; two brothers-in-law, Harold (Kaye) Schladweiler and Jerome Jr. (Anita) Schladweiler both of Kewaskum; four sisters- in- law, Helen (Floyd) Kertscher of Armstrong, Mary (Timothy “Butch”) Vrana of West Bend, JoAnne (Greg) Arndt of Random Lake, and Joyce (Gary) Nelson of Plymouth; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded by his nephew, Joey Boden, and his beloved special canine friend, Boots.

Funeral services for Jerry will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the town of Scott with the Rev. Kurt Ziemann officiating. Following the service, military honor rites will be performed by members of the Robert G. Romaine American Legion Post 384 Kewaskum. Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in the church cemetery.

The Vetter family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of services.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Jerry’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at

Jerry’s family extends their heartfelt thanks to Rev. Kurt Ziemann and the entire health care staff of Froedtert Health Care and Kathy Hospice. Your compassion and care as we journeyed with Jerry has touched us more than you know.