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Verland W. Gierach
Verland William (Jim) Gierach, 84, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Luther Home in Marinette.
Born in Mequon on June 29, 1929, the son of Elmer and Olinda Gierach, he was baptized on July 14, 1929 at St. John's Lutheran Church in East Mequon. He married Hazel Larson on Aug. 22, 1951 and served in the army during the Korean Conflict as a mechanic for two years.
He was a self-employed carpenter until his retirement and enjoyed sharing his faith, gardening, woodworking and being surrounded by family.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel; children, Sandy, Larry (Jill) Gierach, Cindy Nettesheim, Randy Gierach, Gerald (Trish) Gierach, Barb (Mark) Follett and Neal (Lynn) Gierach; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Olinda; a daughter, Julie; two brothers, Ardell and Elmer and a sister, Lois.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m. until time of a funeral service at 1 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Marinette. Pastor Jon Tesch and Pastor Frederick Mueller officiated. Burial will be in Mequon with a service at St. John's Lutheran Church on Thursday, Feb. 20 with Pastor Jeremy Koehler officiating. Pallbearers are Drew Gierach, Matthew Nettesheim, Ryan Nettesheim, Eric Nettesheim, Scott Dzimian, Stephen Follett and Zachary Gierach. Memorials are appreciated for Trinity Lutheran School in Marinette. Hansen Onion Martell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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