Gerald "Jerry" Slowey, Janesville, WI (1930-2014)
February 20, 1930 - May 24, 2014
Gerald "Jerry" Slowey, age 84, of Janesville, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, at home with his family by his side. He was born Feb. 20, 1930, in Portage, WI, the son of the late Matthew and Lydia (Yach) Slowey. After high school, Gerald served in the National Guards, being discharged in 1951. He married Viola Siverly on Oct. 21, 1950, in Milton Junction, WI. After Viola's passing, he, then, married Geraldine Trewartha on July 26, 1993, in Northern Michigan. Jerry lived his whole life in the Johnstown/Janesville area. He worked at General Motors for over 30 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton. Jerry enjoyed camping and fishing, golfing and bowling. He liked watching the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers and UW-Whitewater sports. He loved spending time with his family and watching his children and grandchildren’s sports.
Jerry is survived by his children: Mathew (Ella), Jeff (Dori), Kevin (Sue), Cindy (Darin) Bontje, Beth (Shayne) Goutcher, all of Janesville, WI; stepsons: Bill Trewartha, and Paul (Kelly) Trewartha, both of Janesville, WI; step daughter: Cheryl Coakley of Florida; 28 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother, Bill Slowey of Beloit, WI; and a sister, Jean Nelson of Janesville. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Viola and Geraldine; a daughter, Sara; two grandchildren; a brother, Kenny; and three sisters: Anita, Sally, and Betty.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at ST. MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, Milton, with Father David Timmerman officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation times will be held on Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the ALBRECHT FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATION SERVICES, Milton, and from 10 a.m. until time of services Friday at the CHURCH.
A special thank you to the staff at Mercy Hospice for the wonderful care given to our father, Jerry.
Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Milton
828 S. Janesville St 608-868-2542