Gerald K. "Gerry" Liptow, Brodhead (1935-2013)

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Friday, December 27, 2013

January 30, 1935 - December 25, 2013

Gerald “Gerry” K. Liptow, age 78, of Brodhead, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison, WI. He was born on January 30, 1935 in Clinton, WI, the son of Henry and Olga (Erickson) Liptow. He married Darlene Sarow on August 13, 1955 in Brodhead. She passed away on April 8, 2007. Gerry graduated from Brodhead High School in 1953. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Janesville, and the United Methodist Church, Brodhead. He worked for General Motors of Janesville for 35 years, retiring in 1992. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, and was an avid Packer fan. He especially loved being active with his grandchildren.

Gerry is survived by a son, Dennis (Vickie) Liptow, Bluffton, IN; two daughters, Sherri Liptow, Brodhead, Connie Liptow, Evansville, WI; siblings, Mavis (Harmon) Coomer, Jeannie Phillips, both of Janesville, Henry (Beth) Liptow, Beloit, Karen (Richard) Brueggemann, Cartersville, GA; four grandchildren: Linda, Eric, Lisa, Kelli; five great-grandchildren: Austin, Alli, Derick, Valerie, Camden; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a brother, Gordon Liptow, a sister, Julie Dahlgren, and a grandson, Brad Liptow.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, December 30, 2013, at the United Methodist Church, Brodhead, with Rev. Ellis “Hap” Itson officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2013, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the D.L. NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, BRODHEAD, WI. A memorial fund will be established. Online condolences may be made at www.dlnewcomerfuneralhome.com

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