Gerald L. "Jerry" Wanninger, Stoughton

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December 23, 2013

Gerald L. “Jerry” Wanninger, age 73, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at home with his family by his side. Jerry was born and raised in Janesville. He married Darla (Ennis) Wicks on Feb. 6, 1970, in Stoughton. He worked for 40 years as an electrician for Westphal Electric where his father was the first electrical employee and both his sons now work; which is something he would tell anyone who would listen. He was also a member of IBEW local 890. He loved to take long rides to look at the scenery and watch for deer and other wildlife, playing cards, and solitaire on the computer. He enjoyed spending time and watching his grandchildren participate in their many sporting events and plays. Jerry will be missed by everyone who knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Darla; daughter, Tammy (John) Walsh of Plain; son, Tom (Emily) Wicks of Stoughton; daughter, Jodi (Skip) Bannigan of Emerald Isle, NC; daughter, Tanya Wanninger of Edgerton; son, Terry (Stephanie) Wanninger of Stoughton; and a special family friend, Theresa Buettner; grandchildren: Josh, Ashley (Corey) Quinn, Abby, Alyssa, Alex, Brady, Brock, Brenna, Dillon; and great-grandson, Ayden. He also left behind two brothers and a sister, Charlie (Evie) Wanninger, David (Joan) Wanninger, and Delores Stephan, and many nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother; brother-in-law, Jack Stephan; and 2 infant brothers.

A memorial mass will be held at ST ANN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 323 N Van Buren St., Stoughton, at Noon on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, with visitation from at 9:30 until time of mass. A luncheon will follow the service. Special thanks to Agrace Hospice for their care and support. Live in the moment, experience life, keep your eyes open and enjoy the journey. Everyone's destination is the same, but how we navigate the journey defines who we are and what we become. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

Gunderson Stoughton Funeral & Cremation Care

1358 Highway 51 N. (608)873-4590

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