Gerald “Jerry” Wehmeyer
Gerald “Jerry” Wehmeyer, age 85 of Sheboygan died early Friday morning January 8, 2021. Jerry was born April 2, 1935 in Sheboygan to the late Edwin and Freida (Schwanke) Wehmeyer. He attended Sheboygan schools and graduated from North High School in 1953. Following high school Jerry served his country for eight years in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was united in marriage to the former Patricia “Pat” Stricker on June 4, 1983 in Sheboygan. Jerry worked for the State of Wisconsin as a forester before becoming forester and park superintendent for the City of Sheboygan. He was instrumental in the development of Maywood Environmental Park in Sheboygan. Jerry was a lifetime member of the Sheboygan Noon Lions as well as life member of Elks Club #299. He was a member of First United Lutheran Church. Jerry was active with Ducks Unlimited and was a Life Sponsor. He was supportive of other conservation groups and civic organizations and participated in several trap shooting events and teams. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Jerry hunted everything from ducks in Canada to elk in Colorado. Along with his dog Jack, he hunted pheasants and enjoyed whitetail deer hunting. Jerry enjoyed many weekends up north at his deer camp in Florence and fishing in the northern lakes. He loved to spend time with his family and grandkids, swimming, target shooting and ATVing.
Jerry is survived by his wife Pat, children David Wehmeyer of Green Bay, Mary Jo Wehmeyer of Sheboygan and Beau (Jennifer) Stricker of Sheboygan, grandchildren Scout, Kaitlyn, Alexandra, Jessica and Amanda, great-grandchildren Leilani and Audriana.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Jennifer.
Due to Covid-19, a private family service will be held.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.reinboldfh.com
A memorial fund has been established in Jerry’s name.
Jerry’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Dr. Michael Johnson’s office especially Jessica and Theresa and the Sharon S. Richardson Hospice staff for their caring and support during Jerry’s illness.