Jerome R. Boehnlein, 86 |
April 23, 1929 -- Sept. 4, 2015
Jerome R. “Jerry” Boehnlein, 86, of West Bend, passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at Cedar Community. He was born April 23, 1929, in New Holstein to Benjamin and Hilda (nee Awe) Boehnlein. Jerome was in the Air Force and served during the Korean conflict. He was employed by Wisconsin Bell as a marketing manager for the Milwaukee District for 36 years and retired July 17, 1984. Jerome’s hobbies included fishing, camping and hunting with the boys. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 36 and a pioneer at AT& T.
Jerome is survived by his wife, Yvonne (nee Vachon); children, Mark, Kay (Jeffrey) McClure, Charles (Mary), Ann (Neal) Russo and David (Yuko); grandchildren, Travis, Shannon and J.R.; step-grandchild, Michael; and brother, James (Ruby). He is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Jerome is preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Ione Engelbrecht. Visitation will be held at Holy Angels Catholic Church (138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend) on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the church at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Gerry Brittain presiding. Full military honors and luncheon to follow. Inurnment will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park. Memorials are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association (620 S. 76th Street, Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214-1599) and/or the American Diabetes Association (National Processing Center, P.O. Box 13067, Alexandria, VA 22312).
A special thank you to Cedar Lake Health & Rehab facility — Sunrise staff. The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at