Jerome D. Geldnich, 72
Oct. 8. 1944 — Aug. 24, 2017
Jerome “Jerry” D. Geldnich, 72, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at the Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac. He was born Oct. 8, 1944, to Lester and Gladys (nee Gehrke) Geldnich. He married Joanne Fieweger on May 24, 1969, at St. Kilian’s in Hartford. He loved hunting with his buddies, and was a huge sports fanatic. He also enjoyed working outdoors on lawns. Jerry enjoyed being a barber in his younger years and continued to cut hair for friends and family until he retired from Huth Manufacturing and started golfing often.
Jerry is survived by his daughters, Kimberly (CJ) Portier and Nicole (Thomas) Williams; grandchildren, Carter, Peyton, and Avery Portier, and Cooper and Colby Williams; siblings, Pat (Robert “Bugs”) Freitag, Marlene “Perky” (Wally) Gundrum and Tom “Nuk” (Bev) Geldnich; and brother-in-law, Richard (Linda) Fieweger. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Jerry is preceded in death by his wife, Joanne; his parents; parents-in-law, Helmuth (Anita) Fieweger; sister-in-law, Rita (Marcel) Wolf; and great-niece, Jennifer Freitag.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church (200 E. Washington St., Slinger, WI 53086) with the Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding. Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 30, at church only from 3-5:45 p.m. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Diefenbach’s Cemetery.
A special thank you to the nurses at St. Francis Nursing Home and Rehab and the Hospice Home of Hope.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.