Jerry J. Sharky, 81
May 11, 1935 -- May 15, 2016

Jerry J. Sharky, 81 Jerry J. Sharky, 81, of Apache Junction, Arizona, (formerly of Fredonia) passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016, at his home.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

Jerry was born May 11, 1935, in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of Jerome and Vera (Youker) Shasky. He was a union iron worker in the Milwaukee area for many years, working on everything from skyscrapers to welding on the aquarium at the Milwaukee County Zoo. After retiring, he and his lifelong childhood friend, Joe Dinet, partook in many adventures together, before they settled in Arizona. He enjoyed family cookouts, playing cards and shooting pool.

Jerry will be greatly missed! Jerry is survived by his children, Susan (Jim) Kraemer of Kiel, Margaret (Richard) Duncan of Fredonia, Linda (Robert) Morris of San Tan Valley, Arizona, and Jeanette (Michael) Smith of St. Charles, Missouri; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; his friend and wife of many years, Brenda Sharky; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Dawn.

The Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Wisconsin Dells assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences and information, go to