Gerald J. Tasch, Lake Geneva, WI (1931 - 2012)
March 6, 1931 - December 27, 2012
Gerald J. Tasch: 81, of Lake Geneva, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Lakeland Health Care Center Elkhorn, WI, surrounded by his children. He was born March 6, 1931, in Chicago, IL. He was the son of the late John L. and Anne (Smith) Tasch. Jerry served in the US Army with a tour of duty in Austria during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Evelyn Finan on Aug. 2, 1952, in Chicago, IL. Evelyn died
May 27, 2000.
Jerry was a successful advertising executive and owner of Tasch Automotive Group. He began his career with the Chicago Tribune and subsequently worked at several advertising agencies in Chicago, ending up as a Senior Vice President and Director of Automotive Accounts at Eisaman Johns and Laws. Jerry fulfilled his lifelong dream of owning a car dealership in 1978, when he purchased the local Chevrolet and Buick dealership in Elkhorn and later expanded it to include the local Chrysler dealership and Tasch BP service station. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church of Elkhorn, former member of the Elkhorn Kiwanis Club, and Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce where he served as President. He enjoyed golf, fishing and playing music. Gerald was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather.
Gerald is survived by his six children: John (Victoria) of Hartland, WI, Thomas, Michael (Pamela), both of Lake Geneva, WI, Jeanne (William) Hehr of Stoughton, WI, Gerald of Lake Geneva and James of Baltimore, MD; two granddaughters, Sarah and Jennifer Tasch; one brother, Thomas Tasch of Maribel, WI; and two sister-in-laws, Patricia Tasch of Dousman, WI, and Joyce Tasch of River Forest, IL; and by a host of other relatives and friends. Jerry was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Evelyn; two brothers, John and Alquin; and one sister, Frances Werdell.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 107 W. Walworth Street Elkhorn, WI, with Father Jim Schureman officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery Elkhorn, WI. Visitation will be Monday from 9 until 11 a.m. at HAASE-LOCKWOOD & ASSOCIATES FUNERAL HOME 730 N. Wisconsin Street Elkhorn, WI. Memorials may be made in Jerry’s name to: Lakeland Health Care Center 1922 County Road NN Elkhorn, WI 53121 or Alzheimer’s Treatment and Research Center 640 Jackson Street St. Paul, MN 55101. On-line guestbook is at www.haaselockwoodfhs.com.