Gerald William Meyer, Williams By, WI/formerly Elkhorn, WI (1924-2014)
February 6, 1924 - March 22, 2014
Gerald William Meyer, age 90, of Williams Bay, formerly of Elkhorn, WI, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, at his home at Sherwood Lodge in Williams Bay, WI. Jerry was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Whitewater WI, the son of William and Ruth (Scharine) Meyer. Jerry farmed all his life and lived on his farm in Johnstown Township, for over 50 years. In 1993, he was married to Thelma Adams Sawyer and they made their home on his farm until they moved to Elkhorn, in 2000. Jerry was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Elkhorn, WI, a 45 year member of AMPI and a Farm Bureau member. He delivered Meals on Wheels for several years and also volunteered at Lutherdale to help with makings and the Quilt Fest. Jerry was a very kind and gentle man. He enjoyed working with Latch Hook kits and made many beautiful wall hangings. Even when living in Elkhorn, he still had a green thumb including his roses, other flowers and shrubs. He truly enjoyed his 90th Birthday on Feb. 6, 2014, at his open house and enjoyed seeing so many dear friends. Jerry also enjoyed remodeling his two tractors and remodeled his Father's 1940 John Deere Tractor.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Thelma of Williams Bay, WI; one brother, William (Alice) Meyer; his nieces and a nephew; several cousins and many friends. He was preceded in passing by his parents; a brother, Donald; and his sister, Eileen.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH in Elkhorn, with Rev. Tom DeGroot officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the CHURCH. Burial will follow services at Richmond Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or Aurora Visiting Nurse Association. MONROE FUNERAL HOME, in Delavan, WI, is assisting the family. Visit us at monroefh.com.