Jerome Zuelke, 79Jerome "Jerry" Zuelke, age 79, of New Richmond, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, at United Hospital in St. Paul, from complications following surgery.
Jerome "Jerry" Zuelke, age 79, of New Richmond, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, at United Hospital in St. Paul, from complications following surgery.
He was born the son of Clarence and Mollie (Stanelle) Zuelke on July 5, 1933, in Wrightstown, Wis. He grew up in Green Bay and graduated from East High School. Jerry served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. In 1965, he moved to New Richmond and began working at Doboy Packaging in the engineering department, where he spent the rest of his career. In retirement, he enjoyed spending his winters in Harlingen, Texas.
Jerry loved playing golf and cards and spending time with family and friends. He was known as a very upbeat and positive person, having a big personality, and was a joy to be around.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Mollie Zuelke; daughter Kelli Sobetski; great-grandson Tommy Brown; sister-in-law, Muriel Zuelke.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Mary Zuelke; children Jeff (Becky) Zuelke of Janesville, Wis., Jeri Ann (Steve) Talmage of New Richmond; son-in-law, Tom Sobetski of Lino Lakes, Minn.; grandchildren, Ashley (Noah) Knoble, Lindsay Zuelke, Onya (Todd) Elrod, Seth (Jennifer) Brown, Christi (Jeremy) Abbott, Dan Talmage, Kassandra, Stephanie, and Randy Sobetski; four great-grandchildren; former wife, Madelon (Jim) Button; stepsons, Dan (Tammy) Sandmann, Gary (Minnie) Sandmann; step-grandchildren, Haley Sandmann, Kendal (Tom) Bauer, Samuel (Brenda) Perez, Jackelyn Perez; four step-great-grandchildren; brothers, Ken Zuelke, Jim (Judie) Zuelke; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at First Lutheran Church in New Richmond. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Bakken-Young Beebe Chapel in New Richmond, and on Monday from 2-3 p.m. at the church.
Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
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