Gerald "Jerry" Van Pay

Van Pay, Gerald "Jerry"

Gerald A. Van Pay, 76, Green Bay, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 23, surrounded by family. He was born October 9, 1936, to the late Joseph and Violet (Kane) Van Pay in Green Bay.

On September 3, 1956, he married Constance "Connie" J. Lu Maye at St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

Jerry and Connie lived in Green Bay for all their working life. Jerry had been employed by Milprint Inc., Swift Meat Company and Professional Food Service. He was a member of the National Guard, Elks Club and Shorewood Country Club. After his retirement in 1998, they moved to Egg Harbor and spent 12 years wintering in Florida.

Jerry loved golf. His dreams were fulfilled with Jack Jackson in helping to build and operate the Orchards Golf Course in Egg Harbor. That is where he fine-tuned his game with many friends and family. Throughout Jerry's life, friends were a major part to which he will always watch over.

Survivors include his wife, Constance; son, Bradley (Susan) Van Pay; grandson, Adam (Shannon) Van Pay; granddaughter, Amanda Enderby (fiancé Zach LeDocq); great grandchildren; Brady and Ellie Van Pay; brother, Lawrence Van Pay; numerous friends.

Friends and family may call from 9:00 a.m.-12 noon. Saturday, April, 27th, at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:00 p.m. During the service, people are encouraged to say a few words, sharing a fond memory or story about Jerry. Entombment will be at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a contribution is requested in Jerry's name to the National .

The family would like to thank Dr. Matthew Ryan and Green Bay Oncology team, Dr. Heib of Froedort Hospital, Dr. Jeremy Green, Bornemann's Nursing Home and Unity Hospice for their devoted and compassionate care. They also would like to thank the many friends for their continual prayers, well wishes and support.

Funeral Home

Proko Wall Funeral Home
1630 East Mason Street Green Bay, WI 54302

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 25 to Apr. 27, 2013