Gerald J. Sterr
Cemetery Record Information
Full Name: Gerald John Sterr
Birth: February 12, 1927
Death: June 25, 1997
Veteran: World War Two, 1941-1945 Navy
Married May 5, 1962
Gerald John Sterr, 70, of 665 Pleasant Hill Ave., Lomira, died Wednesday, June 25, 1997, at his home.
He was born on Feb. 12, 1927, in Lomira, a son of Melvin and Mayme Hesprich Sterr. On May 5, 1962, he married Veronica Frigo at Lena.
Mr. Sterr was a graduate of Lomira High School where he was active in sports. He attended University of Wisconsin-Madison. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was trained as a navy hospital corpsman, serving from Feb. 10, 1945 to July 17, 1946.
He was employed for many years in the food canning industry, including Star Canning Co., Aunt Nellie’s Foods and California Canners & Growers. He later was employed at Cole’s Amoco in Lomira.
Mr. Sterr was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Parish in Lomira, served as a trustee and treasurer and was a member of the church’s first parish council. He was a volunteer fireman for 24 years, was a church volunteer and Sterr family reunions volunteer. He was a member of the American Legion.
He was an active golfer and member of Camelot Country Club since it opened. He also lenjoyed many other sports, gardening, traveling and spending winters in Florida.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Gregory and his wife Lorna of West Bend; one daughter, Stephanie Skorik and her husband Scott of Rochester, Minn.; three granddaughters, Jessica and Christina Sterr and Taylor Anne Skorik; three brothers, Dr. Ambrose and his wife Lois of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Roger and his wife Bernice of Lomira, and Tom and his wife Judy of Waukesha; three brothers-in-law, the Rev. Martin Frigo of Claymont, Del., Joe Frigo and his wife Irene of Scottsdale, Ariz., and John Frigo of Wilmington, N.C.; and five sisters-in-law, Sister Maria Goretti Frigo of Farmington, N.M., Sister Luigi Frigo of Milwaukee, Sister Giustina Frigo of Miami, Fla.; Sister Marianna Frigo of Mobile, Ala.; and Cecilia Fay and her husband Tom of Miami, Fla.
Services: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church in Lomira. The Rev. Martin Frigo will officiate. Burial will be at the parish cemetery.
Visitation: From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Kietzer Funeral Home in Lomira, where a wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Visitation also is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorials in his name may be directed to St. Mary’s Church of Lomira or St Agnes Hospice Hope in Fond du Lac.
The Reporter (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)
26 Jun 1997, Thursday, Page 14
St. Mary’s Cemetery – Lomira, WI
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