THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Gerald J. Watermolen
Gerald J. Jerry Watermolen, 71, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19 due to complications from a previous surgery.
Born Jan. 17, 1942 to Robert and Verna (Fabry) Watermolen, he
grew up in Green Bay and enlisted in the United States Army in 1960. He had a tour of duty in Korea and two tours of duty in Vietnam and was then honorably discharged as a staff sergeant in 1980. After his retirement from the service, he drove school bus for Maes Bus Lines and later for Lamers Bus Lines and enjoyed driving the young ones.
He was a tender, kind-hearted person who was liked by all. He treasured hunting, fishing and up north spending a lot of time with his brothers families at their cottages. He enjoyed trips he took with his brothers, pheasant hunting in Iowa and North Dakota and deer hunting in Marinette County and looked forward to the Canadian fishing trip every year.
He is survived by two brothers, Bernard (Peg) Watermolen, Silver Cliff and Richard (Nancy) Watermolen, Crandon; four nephews, Todd (Terri) Watermolen, Michael (Karen) Watermolen, Brian Watermolen, Mark (Brenda) Watermolen; four nieces, Wendy (Jeff) Weliky, Kathryn Smits, Jill (Peter) Worley, Jenna (Jay) Dolezal; a special friend, Dorothy Slimmer and many other friends too numerous to mention.
Friends called at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, Green Bay on Monday, Dec. 23 from 9:30 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m., followed by a complete military honors service. A memorial fund for Wounded Warriors has been established.