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Gerald “Jerry” H. Wienkers

February 12, 1944 - May 7, 2019

Service Date May 18, 2019

Funeral Services honoring Jerry’s life will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019.  A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church, 2020 91st Street.  Relatives and friends are asked to meet at the church for the Mass.  A gathering of relatives and friends will take place at the Piasecki Funeral Home on Friday, May 17th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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Gerald H. “Jerry” Wienkers, age 75 of Kenosha, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Hospice Alliance/Hospice House.

Born in Dodgeville, WI on February 12, 1944, he was the son of Francis and Blanche (Nechvatal) Wienkers.   He was a graduate of Grant High School.

On August 1, 1964 in Montfort, WI, he was united in marriage to Wanda Lucas.   Jerry was offered a job with AMC and they moved to Kenosha making it their new home.

Jerry was employed as a semi-truck driver, retiring from Yellow Freight in 2008.

He was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church, Teamsters Local #705, Silver Sneakers and Over the Hill Gang.

Jerry enjoyed playing cards, bowling and entertaining.  He loved life and his wit stayed with him until his final days.  Jerry was a classic person to anyone who knew him.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Wanda; his son, Brian (Tasya Exner) Wienkers; his daughters, Laurel (Tim Dupee) Wienkers and Diane (Kurt) Bergendahl; and his grandchildren, Myranda Wienkers, Sydney Wienkers, Kyle Bergendahl and Nicole Bergendahl.

He is further survived by his sisters, Patricia Jones and Pauline Gay; his brothers, Joseph (Marianne) Wienkers and Kevin (Cindy) Wienkers; his sisters-in-law, Dottie Wienkers, Carolyn (Robert) Blotz and Marjean (Jay) Kraemer his brother-in-law, Robert Hoffmann; his aunt, Elsie Esser; and many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Blanche Wienkers; his father and mother-in-law, Carl and Marge Lucas; his twin sons, James and John Wienkers; his brother, Charles Wienkers; his sisters, Mary Jean Wienkers, Karen Latham and Marilyn Hoffmann; his Godson, Eric Latham; and his brothers-in-law, Roger Latham, Dale Jones and Bernie Gay.

Jerry’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Mariani and Hospice Alliance, Inc. for the exceptional care they provided.  They will not be forgotten.