Gerald “Jerry” D. Wishau, age 75, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at the Hospice House, Pleasant Prairie, WI. Jerry was born in Racine on August 10, 1936, son of the late Leland F. and Otilia (Nee: Repa) Wishau.
Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-three years, Jean; his children, Brenda Booker, Tammy (Dave) Haertle, Brian “Ruppert” (Vicki) Wishau, Kevin (Brenda) Wishau, all of Racine; eight grandchildren, Jesse (Stephanie) Booker, Erin (Ryan) Carbajal, Mark and Greg Haertle, Jakob and Sydney Wishau, Elijah and Zoe Wishau; three great-grandchildren, Riley and Reece Booker, Micah Carbajal; brothers, Floyd (Beverly) Wishau of Racine, Kenneth (Marcia) Wishau of Rochester, NY; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Wishau of Racine, Nancy Wishau of AZ; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Leslie and Russell.
A Prayer Service will be held Sunday, February 19, 2012, at the funeral home at 5 p.m. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Sunday at the funeral home from 2 p.m. until time of the Prayer Service at 5 p.m. Private interment with full military honors will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Memorials to St. John Nepomuk Church or to Hospice Alliance have been suggested.
A special thank you to Dr. Michael Mullane, Shannon, Dean, and Joanna and the entire staff at Hospice Alliance and the Hospice House for their loving and compassionate care.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888