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Gerald Henry “Jerry” Schaefer, Jr

Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 15 Mar 2013 (aged 84)
De Pere, Brown County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 110175302 · View Source
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Schaefer, Gerald H., Jr. "Jerry" Age 84, of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, passed away at Rennes Health Center, De Pere, WI, on Friday, March 15, 2013. Jerry was born September 3, 1928, in Milwaukee, T Gerald and Edna (Kressin) Schaefer.

On June 27, 1953 he married Diane Dragich in Milwaukee, who preceded him in death on May 11, 1995.

Jerry enjoyed working as a General Contractor having learned the trade early on from his father's business known as Schaefer Brothers Building Co. He designed and built many residences that are timeless examples of style and craftsmanship long forgotten. He also worked tirelessly for his family with American Can Company in Milwaukee while continuing to do contracting. Jerry's passion for building carried into a diversity of activities resulting in always having a project to do, whether it was for himself or others. He enjoyed buying real estate and remodeling as much as the people who leased his properties.

Jerry spoke fondly of the experience and friends he made while training as a medic in the U.S. Army for the Korean War. He was a member of the James M. Hayes Lodge #331 F&AM. Jerry enjoyed the Milwaukee Brewers, polka music, travel, and joking around with his grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by his three children, five grandchildren, one great-grandson, one brother, and other family and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Donald; his wife Diane and daughter-in-law Theresa Schaefer. Interment Wisconsin Memorial Park.

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  • Created by: Anita Amos Humphrey
  • Added: 7 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110175302
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Gerald Henry “Jerry” Schaefer, Jr (3 Sep 1928–15 Mar 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110175302, citing Wisconsin Memorial Park, Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Anita Amos Humphrey (contributor 47115858) .