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Jerry E. Udelhofen, 86, of Potosi, Wisconsin, died Monday, July 15, 2019, at Lancaster Care Center in Lancaster. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2019, at St. Andrew Church in Tennyson with Rev. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at St. Andrew Church in Tennyson where the parish wake service will be at 2:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 9:00-10:45 a.m. Friday at the church before the service. Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cuba City is assisting the family.
Jerry was born on May 30, 1933, in rural Cuba City, Wisconsin, the son of Bernard and Anita (McReynolds) Udelhofen. After school he pursued his life passion of farming, working briefly at the Dubuque Packing Co. before meeting Mary Lou Kieler. They were united in marriage on May 14, 1957. Besides farming he worked part-time at Kieler’s Store in Dickeyville.
Jerry was very active and competed in bowling, golfing, and horseshoes. His passion for sports carried into his grandchildren and he was there to support them at many of their sporting events. When he wasn’t being active he enjoyed playing cards or the poker machines for “profit” as he liked to say. His family remembers him as a “wise-cracker” who always enjoyed a good joke. Family time was important to him, whether it was vacations or hunting, the time spent with family was cherished. Jerry was a veteran serving our country in the Army from January 1954-January 1956. Most of his time spent in the military was served in Japan as a sergeant.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; a daughter, Gina (Mike Wieland) Udelhofen, of Potosi; two sons, John (Angie) Udelhofen, of Potosi, and Pat (Wendy) Udelhofen, of Potosi; a sister, Phyllis Genthe, of Cuba City; two brothers, Donnie (Doris) Udelhofen, of Potosi, and Ronnie (Helen) Udelhofen, of Potosi; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Ames and JoAnne Udelhofen; nine grandchildren, Markus (Nakila), Mitch, Nick, and Rachel Reuter, Kristen and Andrew Udelhofen, Alex, Ben, and Sam Udelhofen; and three great-grandchildren, Lila, Deacon, and Kaleb Reuter; and many nieces and nephews.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Kay Herbsleb; two brothers, Bob and Jake Udelhofen; two sisters-in-law, Connie and Florence Udelhofen; four brothers-in-law, Jerry Ames, Harold Genthe, Carl Wallig, and Ray Herbsleb; and deceased nieces and nephews, Mike and Kyle Udelhofen, and Debbie, Jim, Dennis, and Cindy Wallig.