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Gerald G. Strasser


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Strasser, Gerald G.

Gerald Gene Strasser passed away peacefully at his home on Lake Camelot on July 5, 2017 at the age of 74.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Lake Camelot Lodge (295 Leisure Lane, Nekoosa, WI 54457) on Saturday, July 15th from 3-7 pm. Military Honors will take place at 5 pm.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Thelma Strasser. They were married in South Beloit, WI on August 22, 1964.

Jerry is lovingly remembered by his caring and close family including children Mark Strasser (Krystin), Dr. Michael Strasser, Jody Strasser; grandchildren Jenna Strasser, Kyle Strasser, Madeline Montgomery, Cole Montgomery, Calvin Strasser and Lucas Strasser. He is also survived by his mother, Ethel Strasser (Preibe), brothers Robert Strasser (Katie), Glen Strasser (Sandy), sister Pamela Burton (Jim) of South Beloit, IL and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Jerry was born in Merrill, WI on October 26, 1942 to Ethel and Lawrence Strasser. He graduated from South Beloit High School in 1960 and went on to serve our country in the US Navy from 1960-1964. He worked as a Tool and Die Maker at Warner Electric Brakes in South Beloit, IL for 40 years before he retired.

Jerry aka "Pops" or "Big J" was known by all of his friends and family as being larger than life. He made an impact on everyone he met and was always willing to lend a helping hand. He loved fishing, snowmobiling, horseshoes, campfires and pontoon rides at his home on Lake Camelot in Nekoosa, WI. He also enjoyed spending time and traveling with his friends from the "Bay" and bus trips around the country with his wife. He dedicated his life to his family and instilled in them his love of the outdoors. He woke up early each morning to watch the sunrise and feed the birds.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on July 10, 2017
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